Athletes who qualify for the Olympics, whether summer or winter, don't exactly fall in the middle of the pack in terms of their skillset compared with the rest of the world. And the extreme talent was on full display at the 2022 Beijing Games.
There was carnage in the biathlon. There were monumental jumps in figure skating. There were absolutely insane hockey hits. People were literally THROWN. Competitors quite literally did whatever they had to do to get the job done.
Here's a snapshot of some of the most extreme moments in a number of sports competitions through the Winter Games.
Monumental jumps of figure skating at the Winter Olympics
Diving deeper into the jumps that have defined figure skating this Olympics, with the help of Strobe Motion cameras. Now you are able to see your favorite skaters at each point in their jumps and throws!
The carnage of the cross-country and biathlon finish line
The grueling nature of cross-country skiing and biathlon distance races frequently leaves tanks empty as skiers cross the finish line. This compilation shows the sheer exhaustion and simultaneous relief of that moment.
Top hockey hits of the 2022 Winter Olympics
They'll do what they have to do to get the shot. Colliding with others is a part of the game and our cameras caught the best ones.
Top routines and throws of the pairs short program
With a close leaderboard between teams from ROC and China, the stage is set for an exciting end of the figure skating program at the 2022 Winter Olympics.