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Sive’s learning curve

It wasn’t a great day at the office but a great learning experience for rookie South African Sive Speelman at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Austria on Sunday, writes Mark Etheridge.

On Saturday the Eastern Cape teenager had placed 41st out off 55 entrants in the Super G with a time of 1min 18.31seconds.

On Sunday it was the Super Combined discipline where he recorded a time of 1:18.22 in the Super G and 58.10sec in the slalom.

That saw him ending 33rd for a total time of 2min 16.32sec putting him 33rd overall. The winner of the event, Austria’s Marco Schwarz, had a combined time of 1:40.45 for the event that took pal e in temperatures of minus 11 degrees Celcius.

Speelman’s next competition is on Thursday, the Giant Slalom and then on Saturday its the two Giant Slalom runs that await.