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Andrew Weibrecht's crash in Sochi was captured on the big screen.  Photo:  Nancie Battaglia
Andrew Weibrecht's crash in Sochi was captured on the big screen. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Sochi: Lake Placid's Weibrecht stumbles in first alpine race

After skipping the first Olympic downhill racing event, Lake Placid bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht competed in the Super Combined race this morning eastern time.

Weibrecht, who is 28, finished in 20th after the downhill portion of the race. But when he returned for the slalom he crashed.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

"I hooked that gate and then all of a sudden I was on my stomach," Weibrecht said.  "It all happened pretty quickly.  All of a sudden I was in and then I was out."

Weibrecht complained earlier in the day, during the downhill race, about the condition of the snow. 

In Sochi's warm weather, surface conditions have been deteriorating so that skiers who take later runs face slower surfaces.

Four years ago, Weibrecht captured bronze in Super G and he'll compete in that event on Sunday. 

He said his crash today won't affect his mind-set for what could be his final Olympic race and his best shot at another medal..

"By the time I stood back up, I was past it," Weibrecht said.

Weibrecht has struggled over the past four years, with health issues and equipment trouble, since breaking out of the pack in Vancouver and capturing the bronze medal.

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