French Skier Noel Wins Olympic Slalom, Asa Miller Fails To Advance

Feb 16, 2022, 12:35 AM | Updated: 12:38 am
YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 16: Asa Miller of Team Philippines crashes during the Men's Slalom Run 1 ...
YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 16: Asa Miller of Team Philippines crashes during the Men's Slalom Run 1 on day 12 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Alpine Ski Centre on February 16, 2022 in Yanqing, China.

BEIJING (AP) — French skier Clement Noel put down a blistering second run to win the slalom at the Beijing Olympics by a large margin.

Noel moved up from sixth after the first leg to beat first-run leader Johannes Strolz of Austria by 0.61 seconds after posting the fastest second run.

World champion Sebastian Foss-Solevaag of Norway held his position and picked up the bronze by finishing 0.70 behind.

Westminster sophomore and the lone athlete representing the Philippines at the 2022 Winter Olympics failed to advance to the second round after not finishing on his first run.

Noel finished fourth in the slalom at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

Strolz also won the gold medal in the combined last week.

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