Sochi: Georgian skier breaks national record in men’s Olympic Slalom

  • 22th place was an excellent result for Georgia, as Abramashvili is ranked among the elite 30 skiers., 23 Feb 2014 - 14:03, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian skier Iason Abramashvili has broken a Georgian record and claimed Georgia's best result by gaining 22nd place in the men’s Slalom event at the Sochi Olympic Games.

On his second run, 25-year-old Abramashvili completed the course in one minute flat and clawed back 11.5 seconds with his nearest competitor.  

This was an excellent result for Georgia, with Abramashvili ranked among the elite 30 skiers.  

During his first run he only managed to place 43rd, with a time of 51.29. 

The second Georgian skier participating in the Sochi Olympics, Alexi Beniaidze, could not finish his first attempt at the Slalom run.

In total, 116 skiers participated in the men’s Slalom. Only 45 managed to complete both runs.   

By gaining 22nd place, Abramashvili broke a Georgian record. Until now, the best result was 31st in the men's Slalom, which Abramashvili also held. He made the previous record at the 2006 Winter Olympics.