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Small strikes out in Combined Alpine event

22 February 2018

ALPINE SKIING: Dual Olympian Greta Small will no doubt be back despite an unfavorable end to her PyeongChang campaign.

The 22-year-old recorded a DNF in her pet event, the Combined, after missing a gate in the Downhill run.

Small was one of ten skiers in a field of 32 to not progress through to the slalom component of the event.

 

“On jump two I landed quite low and really pushed hard to get back on line,” Small said.

“But catching an edge and then rotating I had no chance.

“It was about to pull me into the inside panel and I just had to save it in order not to have a massive crash.

Small had finished 15th in the event as an 18-year-old in Sochi and was disappointed with not getting a chance to better that.

After finishing 31st in the Super G event to open her Games, Small recorded the best ever Australian women’s result when she finished 20th in Downhill.

"Overall I am just so happy to be at these Olympic Games after exactly one year ago having had ACL surgery.

"To put down a PB and a Top 20 in yesterday’s Downhill race was amazing and I’m so proud of that."

 

She now has her sights set on a third Olympic Games appearance.

“I’m 100% going for Bejing.

"Looking forward I definitely would like to put myself in the best possible position to perform at Beijing.

" A lot will depend on sport funding."

Matt Bartolo

olympics.com.au

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