Trinidad and Tobago’s Abigail Viera closed off her debut appearance at the Youth Winter Olympic Games with a 29th place finish in the Women’s Slalom at the Les Diablerets Alpine Centre yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday.
The United States-based skier registered a time of 53.73 seconds in the opening run of the competition on the Willy Favre course to be in 36th place of the 78 competitors.
Switzerland’s Lena Volken, with a 36.08-clocking, topped the leaderboard after the first run, holding a narrow advantage of 0.03 over Sweden’s Emma Sahlin at the midway point, while Hanna Aronsson Elfman (45.49), also of Sweden, rounded off the top three.
Viera recorded a quicker time in the second run Tuesday, with her effort of 51.88 moving her up six spots and to an overall time of 1:45.61 which saw the 17-year-old placing 29th.
Meanwhile at the top in the battle for gold, Sahlin switched positions with Volken after the Swedish skier finished with an overall time of 1:29.82. Volden was narrowly beaten into the silver medal position after her 1:30.00-clocking. Lara Klein (1:30.25) rose to the bronze medal position.
Yesterday was Viera’s final event at the Youth Games after placing 42nd in her opening event, the Super-G, last Friday; 33rd in the Alpine Combined the following day and 45th in the Giant Slalom event on Sunday.