File Photo from Asa Miller’s Instagram account

Fil-Am skier Asa Miller stumbled in the men’s giant slalom at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Sunday after failing to finish his first run at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre in China.

Racing 63rd in the field of 89 skiers, Miller slipped early in his run that cost his bid to eclipse his 70th finish in the 2018 Pyeongchang edition.

The heavy snowfall and course proved to be punishing for the competitors as 25 others also did not finish their first run.

Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt topped the first run in 1 minute and 2.93 seconds, followed by Austria’s Stefan Brennsteiner (1:02.97), France’s Mathieu Faivre (1:03.01) and 2018 Pyeongchang silver medalist Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway (1:03.05).

Meanwhile, Thailand’s Nicola Zanon was the best Southeast Asian Games finisher in the run after placing 44th with a time of 1:17.53. Timor Leste’s Yohan Goncalves Goutt, for his part, came in 52nd among 54 finishers with 1:21.52.

The second run is set at 1:30 p.m.

Miller still has one event left in his second Winter Olympics appearance – the men’s slalom – scheduled on Wednesday.

Source: Manila Bulletin (