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.