A skier has been dubbed 'Venezuela's Eddie the Eagle' after his comical performance at a winter sports event went viral.
Adrian Salano has been labelled the 'world's worst skier' after a slapstick display which saw him wobble his way to the start line before desperately struggle to remain upright.
Solano was representing his nation in the cross country event at Lahti 2017 in Finland but, unsurprisingly, did not complete the race.
Incredibly, after his escapades spread across the internet, he admitted his blushes were largely to do with the fact that he had only ever trained on wheels in preparation for the event.
Adrian told followers on Instagram: "Although I did not know the snow and I did not have the opportunity to train here I am giving the best," he wrote on Instagram after the event.
"Maybe I have fallen many times but what really counts is that I will always continue to rise."
What an absolute champion! I think we have found our man of the year already and lets be fair for a guy who had no idea what he was doing, he could have done a lot worse.