Albert Popov Scores Best Bulgarian Ranking Ever in Men's Giant Slalom

Yanqing, February 13 (BTA special correspondent Dimitar Velyov) - Alpine skier Albert Popov ranked 17th in the men's Olympic giant slalom on Sunday, scoring Bulgaria's best ever result. He bettered Petar Popangelov's record at 21st place in Sarajevo 1984.

Popov, 24, clocked a combined total of 2min 14.94sec over the two legs after ranking 27th in the first run (1min 07.60sec) and doing a great second run (1min 07.34sec).

This is Popov's best Olympic performance. He debuted in 28th place in the giant slalom and did not finish in the slalom in PyeongChang 2018.

Bad weather delayed the final run by 75 minutes. There were several Bulgarians among the course workers.

Men's Giant Slalom Results - Olympic Alpine Skiing:

1. Marco Odermatt (Switzerland) 1:02.93 (1) 1:06.42 (2) Total: 2:09.35
2. Zan Kranjec (Slovenia) 1:03.71 (1) 1:05.83 (2) Total: 2:09.54
3. Mathieu Faivre (France) 1:03.01 (1) 1:07.68 (2) Total: 2:10.69
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17. Albert Popov (Bulgaria) 1:07.60 (1) 1:07.34 (2) Total: 2:14.94


Source: Yanqing