KSL OLYMPICS

Cochran-Siegle, Miller Post DNFs In Snowy 1st Run Of Giant Slalom

Feb 12, 2022, 9:41 PM
USA's Ryan Cochran-Siegle - Beijing 2022...
USA's Ryan Cochran-Siegle reacts after not finishing the first run of the men's giant slalom during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre in Yanqing on February 13, 2022. (Photo by Jeff PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP) — Marco Odermatt skied through poor visibility amid falling snow and took the lead after the first run of the men’s giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics.

The Swiss skier waved his hand in front of his face after finishing his run to indicate difficulty in seeing the course clearly.

It’s the first time snow has fallen during an Alpine skiing race at this year’s Olympics.

Stefan Brennsteiner of Austria was 0.04 seconds behind in second and world champion Mathieu Faivre of France was 0.08 behind in third.

The second run is scheduled for later Sunday.

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Ryan Cochran-Siegle – Did Not Finish

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Cochran-Siegle, Miller Post DNFs In Snowy 1st Run Of Giant Slalom