24 February 2014

MaltaIndependent 18/02/2014: Malta made its debut in the Winter Olympics today when Elise Pellegrin took part in the giant slalom competition in the Sochi Games.

She finished in 72nd place out of 74 athletes who finished the race, with a time of 1.36.85. The first-placed athlete, Tina Maze, ended the run in a time of 1.17.88. In the second run, she made it to the 65th place out of 67 athletes.

The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) awarded Pellegrin the country’s only quota place in the Games after...read on.