SA's Connor Wilson crashed out of the men’s giant slalom event over the weekend. Photo:

PYEONGCHANG - South Africa's Connor Wilson will be hoping for a better showing in the slalom on Thursday, after his opening appearance at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang ended abruptly in South Korea over the weekend.

The only member of the SA team at the 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.

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

Wilson’s ski came off on run one 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 Marel Hirscher with a combined time of 2 minutes 18.04 seconds with Norway’s Henrik Kristofferson taking silver and bronze going to Alexis Pinturault of France. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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