It would hurt to get hit by a DJI Phantom. It would seriously hurt to get hit by one of the pro-level drones used by television production companies to cover World Cup ski races. Fortunately for Austrian Marcel Hirscher in today’s slalom at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, it missed. Good thing. He went on to finish second.
Hirscher, who took silver in the Sochi Olympic slalom in 2014, told the press, “This is horrible. This can never happen again. This can be a serious injury.”
Later, on Instagram, he showed a bit more humor. Perhaps he was mollified by the fact that his silver at Madonna di Campiglio pushes him into the overall slalom World Cup lead.