Olympics 2010: Another Armenian alpine skier DNF in Vancouver

Armenia’s US-born alpine skier Ani-Matilda Serebrakian followed the pattern of her teammate from Tsakhkadzor in giant slalom as she failed to reach the finish line on an Olympic downhill course in Vancouver Wednesday.

In the ladies’ alpine skiing held at Whistler Creekside in snowy and foggy conditions, the 21-year-old sophomore at the University of San Francisco was among 17 DNFs in the event that featured a total of 86 athletes. Serebrakian became the last athlete in four-member Team Armenia to formally engage in the current Winter Olympics in the Canadian city.

Full results from the event are available here

In the previous day’s competition Armenia’s Arsen Nersisyan, 22, was also among a dozen or so DNFs in the men’s giant slalom featuring more than a hundred athletes.

Both Serebrakian and Nersisyan will have another go in the current Olympics in a slalom event on February 26 and February 27, respectively.

Two Armenian athletes have finished the Games, finishing well outside the leading pack in cross-country skiing.

Kristine Khachatryan, a 20-year-old hopeful from Gyumri, finished 76th (34:17.5) among 78 participants in the ladies’ 10-kilometer race on February 15.

The same day, Sergey Mikaelyan, a 17-year-old from Ashotsk, did a little better in a 15-kilometer cross country race among men finishing 70th among 95 participants with the result of 37:58.9 – 4:22.6 outside the top finisher from Switzerland.

(More information on the XXI Winter Olympics is available on the Games’ official website)