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Olympic Games in Sochi: Day 8

Olympic Games in Sochi: Day 8
February 14
12:25 2014

More Chileans competed in the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Find out about the details!

SOCHI, RUSSIA — After a day off for the Chilean Olympics team, the athletes went back to the competitions again.

This morning at 3 a.m. Chilean time, the 19 year-old Chilean Henrik von Appen started in the Men’s Super Combined Slalom competition. With a time of 1:58.49 minutes, he finished the first part of the Combined, the Downhill race, and he came in 40 out of the 46 participants that finished the race.

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Henrik von Appen in the Super Combined. Photo: skilaparva via Twitter

In the second part of the Combined, the Slalom competition, Henrik von Appen was in 30th with a lag time of 10.31 seconds. That means overall he was 32 out of 34 athletes. The only two skiers that finished after the Chilean were Martin Khuber from Kazakhstan and the Danish Christoffer Faarup. The competition was won by the Swiss Sandro Viletta.

With 12 competitors that could not finish the race the competition had a high number of people who were disqualified.

On the weekend, three more Chileans will be competing in the competitions of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Noelle Barahona will start for Chile in the Women’s Super-G at 4 a.m. Chilean time. The 23 year-old already took part in the Women’s Ski Slope which she was disqualified from and in the Women’s Downhill, in which she finished second to last.

Furthermore, Eugenio Claro and Henrik von Appen will take part in the Men’s Super-G on Sunday, Feb. 16, also at 4 a.m. Chilean time. Previously, Henrik von Appen finished the Men’s Downhill and finished in place 41. Meanwhile, it will be Eugenio Claro’s first competition for these Olympic Games.

You can always check out the latest news and details about the Chilean Olympics team on the official website of the Sochi Olympics.

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Lea Katharina Wirz

Lea is a journalist from Germany, who lives in Chile since July of 2013 in order to work for I Love Chile and to learn about the country. She loves travelling and spends a lot of time on seeing new places and meeting new people.
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