Ryding wonders what might have been after error in slalom

22 February 2014 / 20:08

Dave Ryding was left wondering what might have been after finishing 17th in the men’s slalom at his second Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Ryding broke into the top 30 with his first run before ranking 17th after the second – an improvement of ten places on his finish in the same event in 2010.

However Ryding made a costly error at the start of his second run and he admitted without that he could have been even higher up the rankings.

“I am pretty gutted. I made a schoolboy error really. I knew about it, I knew what to do, and I did the wrong thing,” he said.

“Other than that it was a really good run but it was over before I could even have a shot.

“It’s a really, really tough course. It’s a good course, it’s so challenging but it’s a hard course and it would have suited me.

“I was aiming to get top 30 and then as you can see absolutely anything can happen. I’ve said that all along, you never know what's going to happen in this sport.”

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