Ugly scenes unfolded during the downhill race in Kitzbühel, Austria, today.

The Norwegian Henrik Röa, with starting number 48, made it all the way to the finish and was 2.6 seconds behind the leader and the Austrian Vincent Kriechmayer.

But just before the finish line, the 27-year-old lost control and crashed into the finish line.

- He does a split, the left ski grabs the snow and he gets a twist on his right leg.

You can see that the right leg has a strange angle, a feared bone fracture on the right lower leg, says SVT's expert Pernilla Wiberg.

Medical personnel were quickly on the Norwegian's side and it has now been established that he has suffered a broken leg.

He has been taken to hospital for further examination.