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Choe Myong-gwang of DPR Korea finished 43rd in the men’s slalom.
Men’s slalom proves tough going for alpine skiers

22 Feb 2018
PyeongChang, Korea, February 22, 2018: Fewer than half the field completed the two runs of the men’s slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre on Thursday. A total of 108 skiers entered the event, but only 43 of them gained a finishing time. Fifty-four failed to finish the first run and a further nine failed on their second run, while two others did not start.

The highest placed finisher from an Asian National Olympic Committee was Korea’s Jung Dong-hyun, who was 27th after clocking 51.79 seconds and 53.28 seconds for a combined time of 1:45.07, +6.08 seconds behind the gold medal-winner, Andre Myhrer of Sweden.

The other Asian skiers to register a total time were:
34: Mohammad Kiyadarbandsari (Iran) – 55.66/57.03/1:52.69
40: Evgeniy Timofeev (Kyrgyzstan) – 1:01.56/1:02.37/2:03.93
43: Choe Myong-gwang (DPR Korea) – 1:09.42/1:13.39/2:22.81

The skiers who failed to finish their second run included:
Naoki Yuasa (Japan) – 52.89/DNF
Kang Song-il (DPR Korea) – 1:11.43/DNF

The skiers who failed to finish the first run included:
Kim Dong-woo (Korea)
Igor Zakurdaev (Kazakhstan)
Komiljon Tukhtaev (Uzbekistan)
Jeffrey Webb (Malaysia)
Yohan Goutt (Timor-Leste)
Allen Behlok (Lebanon)
Muhammad Karim (Pakistan)

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Nicola Zanon (Thailand)
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