Trust me – I’m not poking fun at the misfortune of others but when you are watching an event where almost all of the participants are operating at such a high level of excellence, it’s nice to know they are human too. Here’s a look at some of the “unplanned moments” at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
Katie McVean of New Zealand took a fall when her horse refused to jump a fence.
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Hiroyuki Tomita of Japan tumbled to the mat after he slipped during his dismount from his rings routine in the men’s individual all-around artistic gymnastics final.
Chinese basketball superstar, Yao Ming, took a fall and ended up among the reporters during the men’s preliminary round group B basketball match against the United States.
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