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SA’s Olivier takes on favourite slalom event in Norway
- Updated: February 18, 2016
By Mark Etheridge
Elizabeth Olivier wraps up her Winter Youth Olympics campaign in Lillehammer, Norway on Thursday.
After ending 36th in the giant slalom on Tuesday, the Eastern Cape teenager goes off in the women’s slalom at 11am (South African time).
The slalom is the Sentraal Hoërskool (Bloemfontein) pupil’s favourite and she’ll no doubt be hoping to improve on her giant slalom showing.
The second and final run will be at 1.30pm (SA time).
Team SA coach Alex Heath told Road to Rio 2016 from Lillehammer: ‘Today we had a really good slalom training session even though Elizabeth is tired. It’s been non-stop since we arrived here, but she’ll give it her all.’
Being part of such a global event has exposed Olivier to so much more skills and experience, something she’ll be able to build on when she gets back to South Africa next week.
‘She’s been lucky enough to chat to 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Downhill gold medallist, Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, who has offered plenty of advice and support which has been incredible!
‘Elizabeth starts with bib No45 and let’s hope it’s a good one,’ said Heath.
A total of 56 competitors will line up for Thursday’s first run.