Alpine ski racer Harrison Messenger recorded a solid time of 1:07.08s to put him in to 31st position in his first run on the men’s Giant Slalom course at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games overnight.
However the 17-year-old was unable to hold it together on his second run with difficult conditions resulting in a crash and a DNF.
Messenger and teammate Katie Crawford race again tomorrow in the Slalom.
Biathlon athlete and New Zealand Team flagbearer Campbell Wright is also in action tomorrow. The 17-year-old will contest his favoured distance in the 7.5k sprint discipline at 10.30am local time.
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