Connor Wilson to fly South African flag at Winter Olympics games

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South Africa will have one representative at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.

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 Snowski South Africa head Peter Pils, as coach and technical official Sive Speelman.

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

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


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