THIS is the hilarious moment when Jimmy Gressier tumbled across the finish line after his knee slide went horribly wrong.
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The cross country champion, who defended his Under-23 European title, crashed to the ground after his knees got stuck in the mud.
Gressier was clearly in the lead as he charged towards the ribbon with two France flags.
He wanted to finish the race in style, but the wet conditions tricked him into thinking he could pull off a knee slide.
The 21-year-old was stopped in his tracks and to the amazement of the fans, he fell face first into the ribbon.
But the embarrassed star still smiled straight after because he had just secured the gold medal with an impressive time of 23:37.
As he tumbled to the ground, the BBC commentator said: “Jimmy, what are you doing? Your big moment and you fluffed it.”
A video of the 21-year-old’s celebration was uploaded to social media after the race in Tilburg, Netherlands.
This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.