OLYMPICS: Flisar Crashes in Ski Cross Semi-Final, Finishes 6th

Sochi, 20 February - Slovenia's ski cross Olympics medal hopeful Filip Flisar finished Thursday's race in Sochi in sixth place after crashing in the semi-final.

Sochi, Russia
Slovenia's freestyle skier Filip Flisar during qualifications in men's ski cross at the Sochi Winter Olympics
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

The 26-year-old eccentric, who said he was feeling excellent in Sochi after a below-par season, entered the semi-finals with a victory in his quarter-finals group but crashed in the battle for the final.

Despite feeling he had fractured one of his ribs, Flisar skied in the small final, finishing second to clinch sixth place. He thus improved on the 8th place from Vancouver four years ago.

France meanwhile celebrated a triple victory. Gold went to Jean Frederic Chapuis, silver to Arnaud Bovolenta and bronze to Jonathan Midol.

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