Frenette misses normal hill jumping final
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Peter Frenette failed to advance into the final Sunday in men’s normal hill ski jumping at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The Saranac Lake native placed 45th in the first round with a score of 107.2. Only the top 30 jumpers advanced to Sunday’s final. Both rounds were held at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center.
“I wasn’t totally happy with my jumps had some trouble with my timing all week,” Frenette said. “But it was a fun experience jumping in the Olympics on the biggest stage. I’m excited and look forward to getting on the big hill and having some far jumps.”
All three U.S. ski jumpers who made the first round were unable to advance into the final. Nick Alexander of Lebanon, N.H., was the top-finishing American, scoring 116 points to place 34th. Anders Johnson of Park City, Utah, was 47th with 104.2 points.
The gold medal went to Kamil Stoch of Poland. Peter Prevc of Slovenia took the silver and Anders Bardal of Norway won the bronze.
The next individual event in men’s ski jumping is the large hill competition, scheduled for Feb. 15. The team jumping event is Feb. 17.