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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.

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
Henrik Harlaut of Sweden falls while competing in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Qualification during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Al Bello / Getty Images
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