Ryding posts best British alpine skiing result for 30 years at Winter Olympics

  • Alpine skier rues spluttering first run as he finished ninth
  • Sweden’s Andre Myhrer claims a surprise gold

It was supposed to be a men’s slalom battle for the ages between Austria’s Marcel Hirscher and the Norwegian Henrik Kristofferson – with a British skier in the mix for bronze.

Instead, when Hirscher lost control on his first run, and Kristofferson got tangled with a gate on his second, Sweden’s Andre Myhrer claimed a surprise gold.

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