The country’s one-man, five-day Winter Olympics charge came to a halt on Thursday, with downhill skier Connor Wilson unable to mount a challenge for South Africa in the men’s slalom event in Pyeongchang.
Wilson, who did not finish his first run of the giant slalom last week, again struggled against the global elite in his second appearance and could not draw a result with his opening run in the slalom contest.
The 21-year-old alpine specialist from Joburg was the 12th South African to compete at the quadrennial Winter Olympics since the nation made its debut at the 1960 showpiece in Squaw Valley.
SA has been represented at every edition of the Games since readmission, barring the 2014 spectacle in Sochi when Sive Speelman was controversially left at home.
The latest edition, however, was the first time the country had an athlete at the Games but did not return with an official result.