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39 Olympic Athletes Who Are Having A Worse Day Than You

Let's not forget that these breathtakingly graceful and talented individuals competing for the ultimate sporting glory are also just humans on a shitload of ice and snow.

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Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands falls as he takes the start with Canada's Muncef Ouardi, top, for the second heat of the men's 500-meter speed skating race.


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Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla (front) watches as Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter (L) falls as they cross the finish line in the women's cross-country sprint free semi-final.


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Canada's Charles Hamelin celebrates winning as China's Chen Dequan (back R) and J.R. Celski of the U.S. (bottom L) fall, during the men's 1,500 meters short track speed skating race finals.



Stefania Berton falls as she and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition.


Russia's Valeriya Reznik speeds past Jessica Smith (right) of the U.S. who crashes out while competing in the women's 500 meters short track speed skating heats event.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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