PyeongChang, February 18, 2018 - Best Croatian skier Filip Zubčić took the 24th place at the Winter Olympics’ Giant Slalom race in PyeongChang. Zubčić was 23rd in the first run and in the second "lauf" (run) he did not manage to achieve any significant improvements in his placement.

 

By finishing 19th in the second run, he took the 24th place in the final ranking, being 3.80 seconds behind the Olympic winner.

 

- I did well in the second “lauf” (run)l, but the track is such that it does not allow even minor mistakes that I am making. Unfortunately, today did not go well, we will try to be better in Slalom – said Filip Zubčić.

 

Our second representative, Samuel Kolega, did not qualify into Top 30. He started out as 57th and finished 45th. In the second, better skied run, he was 36th for the overall score of 37, with 10.70 seconds behind the winner.

 

And the Olympic winner is again – for the second time in only a couple of days difference - Austrian Marcel Hirscher. With this victory, he holds the second gold medal won at Winter Olympics in PyeongChang after having previously celebrated in the Alpine Combined. The Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen and Alexis Pinturault from France won silver and bronze. The Norwegians was one second and 27-hundredths behind the winner. Žan Kranjec from Slovenia couldn’t live to see the mistakes of the leading trio in the second run, ending thus up in the fourth place.

 

The Austrian is also a favorite for the gold medal in Slalom that will take place on Wednesday, February 22, where our skiing will have four aces: Filip Zubčić, Matej Vidović and brothers Samuel and Elias Kolega.