Two more unfortunate races for skier Luscombe

Alpine skier Braydon Luscombe’s 2014 Paralympics wrapped up last week with two more unfortunate results in his last events.

Luscombe was sixth after the first run of the men’s standing slalom last Thursday, in the mix with a time of 49.94, but he was unable to complete the second run of the event.

Luscombe was also second after the first portion of the standing super combined last Tuesday. In the super-G portion, however, Luscombe was again unable to finish.

Luscombe also had DNFs in the downhill on March 8 and the super-G on March 9. Snow conditions wreaked havoc on the skiers, especially those on one leg, like Luscombe, but he didn’t blame them.

“I struggled with my skiing,” he wrote in a March 17 blog post. “I had a few good runs but struggled to put two together and line all the pieces up to get a good result, but that’s the way it goes sometimes; just hard that it had to be at the Paralympics. I didn’t leave with nothing, though; I gained a lot of experience from it all.”