Lake Placid’s Weibrecht doesn’t finish his only Olympic run
JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lake Placid’s Andrew Weibrecht’s Olympics consisted of just one ski run today, but he skied off course and did not finish it.
U.S. teammate Ted Ligety had done the same just before.
It was a quick exit in the Super-G, the alpine event in which Weibrecht won a silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and a bronze in the 2010 Olympics in Canada. It was his only event this time around.
Another Adirondack Olympian, Tommy Biesemeyer of Keene, was supposed to join Weibrecht in the Super-G, as well as the downhill the day before, but he ruptured his Achilles tendon in training and ended his racing season.
It’s been a tough Olympics for these two men who grow up skiing at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington. Both came back from severe injuries to be here. Although neither has been a leader on the World Cup circuit, they have been competitive.
Weibrecht turned 32 on Saturday. Biesemeyer is 29.
Matthias Meyer of Austria won the Super-G gold medal today, followed by Beat Feuz of Switzerland with silver and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway with bronze.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle of Vermont, who took Biesemeyer’s spot in this race, ended up with the best time for Team USA, in 14th place. Jared Goldberg of Utah placed 24th.