Winter Olympics 2018

It's a DNF for SA's Wilson at Winter Olympics

2018-02-19 10:30
Connor Wilson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - There was frustration for Team South Africa’s Connor Wilson at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Saturday.

The only member of the team at these 2018 Games, 21-year-old Wilson was competing in the men’s giant slalom event, one of two Alpine Skiing events that he’s entered in.

The other is the slalom on Thursday when he gets a second chance to show his prowess.

Wilson’s ski came off in his first run and he was unable to complete his run and make further progress.

There was a particularly high attrition rate in the giant slalom with 75 finishers and 35 non-finishers.

Gold went to Austria’s Marcel Hirscher with a combined time of 2:18.04 with Norway’s Henrik Kristofferson taking silver and bronze going to Alexis Pinturault of France.

Read more on:    winter olympics  |  connor wilson

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.