Despite posting a DNF on run one of the Giant Slalom, Elizabeth Reid had a positive outlook on her day. While the result was not quite what she was aiming for, she’d taken an aggressive approach to her race and was pleased with how she’d skied.

“I was feeling good after the warm up and confident about the course. It was icy but I saw that during inspection and there was nothing else to be too worried about. It wasn’t really a fast course so you really need to attack it to get the speed. My coach and I decided that I should just risk it and go as hard as I could.” All was going well until about 10 gates from the finish. Coming to the end of a steep pitch, Elizabeth lost pressure on her ski, slipped out of her line and then came out of the course.

“I was still really pleased with the way I skied. I’d rather that than just get down but not ski well.” Reid is now looking forward to the next stage of her competition, the Slalom on Thursday.

Lillehammer 2016 Olympic Winter Youth Games Elizabeth Reid Freestyle Skiing
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