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."