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Downhill skier Kelly Gallagher keen to make up for costly error

 

By Adam McKendry

Downhill skier Kelly Gallagher was left to lament a mistake in her slalom run that cost her and guide Gary Smith dearly in yesterday's Super Combined in Pyeongchang.

At one point during their run, Smith almost had to stop the Northern Ireland woman to avoid missing a gate and the loss of momentum saw them slip to seventh in the standings.

The pair finished 10.36 seconds behind winner Henrieta Farkasova of Slovakia. Brit Menna Fitzpatrick took silver.

"If you want to be up in the medals you need to be doing flawless runs and put it all out there, and that wasn't a flawless run," said an obviously disappointed Gallagher.

"We probably deserve the time we got, but we were definitely trying and working really hard. We have two more races so we'll try our best."

Gallagher and Smith will be in action again today when they return for two runs in the giant slalom.

"We're going to come back here in the (giant slalom), have a great time and put down two solid runs," Gallagher said.

"We hear there's some rain forecast so we're going to roll with it and have a really great time to make sure we get the best skiing that we can out of the two of us."

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