19-year-old Lyman Currier is headed home to Colorado after a devastating injury in men's ski halfpipe ended his time in Sochi. He crashed on his second qualifying run Tuesday evening, immediately grabbed his knee, and was overheard telling his dad that "it popped" after crying his way down to the base of the halfpipe. He later revealed it was a torn ACL.
Currier also crashed on his first qualifying run, before his mellow had been harshed, and received a 4.20 score for his efforts. No one wants sobbing athletes as the lasting images of these Olympics, so let's choose instead to remember laughter.