Winter Olympics: GB’s Dave Ryding eyes medal at Beijing 2022 after finishing ninth

Dave Ryding
Dave Ryding finished 17th in the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Games
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
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Sweden’s Andre Myhrer won a surprise gold in the men’s slalom as Great Britain’s Dave Ryding finished ninth at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Pre-race favourite Marcel Hirscher, who took gold in the giant slalom and combined, failed to finish after missing a gate in his first run.

Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen erred in his second run to hand Myhrer, 35, victory in one minute 38.99 seconds.

Winter Olympics: GB’s Dave Ryding eyes medal at Beijing 2022 after finishing ninth
Winter Olympics: GB’s Dave Ryding eyes medal at Beijing 2022 after finishing ninth

Swiss Ramon Zenhaeusern won silver and Austria’s Michael Matt bronze.

Myhrer finished 0.34secs ahead of Zenhaeusern and 0.67secs in front of Matt.

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Ryding was ranked 13th after his first run but moved up to ninth, 1.17secs slower than Myhrer, while fellow Briton Laurie Taylor finished 26th.

“I’ve finished ninth at an Olympics and I’ll accept that,” Ryding, 31, told BBC Sport.

“I could have done more but others will feel the same way.”

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Ryding says he is aiming to challenge for a medal at Beijing 2022.

He said: “Andre Myhrer has just won and he’s 35, Mario Matt won in Sochi at the age of 35 and I’ll be 35 in four years’ time. I came to skiing quite late and I’m really motivated to keep carrying on progressing.”

Hirscher, who has won the past six World Cups and is competing at his third Games, made an error and lost his balance early in his first run.

Andre Myhrer
Andre Myhrer came sixth in last year’s World Championships and finished top of the World Cup slalom standings in 2012

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