File Photo from Asa Miller’s Instagram account

Fil-Am skier Asa Miller ended his 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics campaign with heartbreak after failing to finish his first run in the men’s slalom event at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre Wednesday.

Despite being eager to leave the ghost of his giant slalom performance over the weekend behind where he crashed out early in his first run, Miller suffered a similar fate at the tricky Ice River course.

He was able to finish the first intermediate in 12.93 seconds then managed on the second in 36.51sec before stumbling in the third.

Though weather has improved compared a few days back where heavy snowfall caused low visibility and delayed schedules, 34 skiers including Miller struggled.

Among those who also did not finish was Malaysia’s Jeffrey Webb.

Austrian Johannes Strolz led the first run with 53.92sec followed by Norwegians Henrik Kristoffersen (53.94sec) and Sebastian Foss-Solevaag (53.98sec).

Thailand’s Nicola Zanon and Timor Leste’s Yohan Goncalves Goutt finished their respective first runs in 1:05.71 and 1:15:48 for 45th and 52nd places.

Only 52 skiers from the 88-player field finished their first runs and are scheduled for the 1:45 p.m. second run that would determine the medalists.

This was Miller’s second Winter Olympics appearance, finishing 70th in the giant slalom at the 2018 Pyeongchang edition.

Source: Manila Bulletin (