9. Face First
Hurdles are one of the most interesting races in the Olympics. Athletes run as fast as they can while jumping over fences. It’s more impressive than simply sprinting in a straight line. There are also more opportunities for embarrassing photos because things can go very wrong.
In this case, an athlete ran headfirst into a hurdle and splattered themselves onto the ground. It’s a brutal ending to his race because it must have caused a lot of pain. But the worst part of this is the humiliation because everybody laughed at his agony (via Daily Relay).