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Pants Down: Skier Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction

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Sweden's Henrik Harlaut makes a hard landing before crashing during the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Gero Breloer / AP

Sweden's Henrik Harlaut suffered a spectacular wipeout — and almost lost his pants — during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification round at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday.

A day earlier Harlaut had posted a hopeful message on his website after final practice, declaring himself "stoked" for action. "I hope everything goes as planned!" he wrote.

Image: Sweden's Henrik Harlaut performs jump during men's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification round at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Sweden's Henrik Harlaut performs a jump during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 13, 2014. DYLAN MARTINEZ / Reuters
Image: Sweden's Henrik Harlaut crashes during men's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification round at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
Sweden's Henrik Harlaut crashes during the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 13, 2014. MIKE BLAKE / Reuters