SKIER CONNOR WILSON THE ONLY SOUTH AFRICA COMPETING AT WINTER OLYMPICS IN PYEONGCHANG

JOHANNESBURG– South Africa will have one representative at the Winter Olympics in South Korea beginning next week.

Twenty one-year-old Connor Wilson will compete in Alpine skiing, in the slalom and giant slalom events. Two South Africans qualified but the country only has one place allocated. Wilson was chosen as the highest ranked.

He will be accompanied by the head of Snowski South Africa, Peter Pils, as coach, and technical official Sive Speelman.

Speelman was controversially barred from the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, despite having qualified, because the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) declared his world ranking was not high enough.

Wilson is currently ranked 54th in the world in giant slalom, and 71st in slalom.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK