Alpine skier Harrison Messenger has finished 34th in the men’s Super G on day one of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The 16-year-old recorded a time of 57.59s after catching an edge early in his run.
“I didn’t feel like I was holding the ski through the turn and I definitely lost more time than I would’ve liked but it’s all a learning curve. Even if you’re not fast you always get something out of the race,” said Messenger.
The race was held at Les Diablerets in the Swiss Alps.
“The course is really nice, they made it a bit shorter than usual but that adds a different dynamic and I really enjoyed it.”
Messenger grew up in Auckland where he learned to ski at Snow Planet.
“I loved speed and competition so progressed pretty quickly but this is by far the biggest competition I’ve been to, it’s cool to be surrounded by so many amazing athletes, I’m loving it!”
Messenger competes in slalom tomorrow.Lausanne 2020 Olympic Winter Youth Games