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.

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