Winter Olympics: Swiss skier Fabian Bosch shows freestyle moves off the ice

Swiss freestyle skier Fabian Bosch posted a video on Instagram showing off an innovative way of using an escalator to go up.
Swiss freestyle skier Fabian Bosch posted a video on Instagram showing off an innovative way of using an escalator to go up.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM INSTAGRAM/FABIAN BOSCH

SINGAPORE - There's ups and downs in sports, but the Swiss perhaps take it too literally.

They may not have won a medal at these Winter Olympics yet, but if there's a gold medal for athletes who are having the most fun in Pyeongchang, Switzerland will win it hands down.

Or with a hand up, as 20-year-old Swiss freestyle skier Fabian Bosch showed off his innovative way of elevation using the escalator.

He wondered on his post on Monday (Feb 12): "After 20 years I still couldn't figure out how these things work! Am I doing it right?"

Bosch's coach may not be too happy about his protege risking life and limb as he hung precariously from the handrail just days before the men's slopestyle starts on Sunday.

But the video has attracted close to 400,000 views on his Instagram page as of Tuesday, more than 10 times the 38,000 followers he has.

Another daredevil act with around 150,000 views saw Bosch team up with Swiss ice hockey player Philippe Furrer mimic a bobsled team with a manual forklift, sliding down what appears to be a slope down a multi-storey car park.

Entertaining, yes. Creative, certainly. Crazy, definitely, as some top athletes can be. But please, don't try this at home.