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Sochi wrap: Weibrecht leads local Olympic results

Andrew Weibrecht, right, who skied to an Olympic silver medal Feb. 16 in Super G, is the son of Mirror Lake Inn owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht. Bode Miller of New Hampshire took a bronze medal. Weibrecht was in Miller’s position in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, winning bronze in the same event.

Andrew Weibrecht, right, who skied to an Olympic silver medal Feb. 16 in Super G, is the son of Mirror Lake Inn owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht. Bode Miller of New Hampshire took a bronze medal. Weibrecht was in Miller’s position in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, winning bronze in the same event.

Lake Placid’s Andrew Weibrecht was one of the last members named to the United States Alpine Ski team that headed to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympic Games, which may have fueled him to another improbably podium run.

Weibrecht, who had not seen a world podium since his bronze in the Super G at the 2010 Games, finished three-tenths of a second behind Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud in scoring the silver medal in the same event Feb. 16. New Hampshire’s Bode Miller, the most decorated alpine skier in U.S. history, tied for bronze with Austria’s Otmar Streidinger, making him the oldest alpine skier to earn a medal.

Weibrecht, whose parents Ed and Lisa Weibrecht own the Mirror Lake Inn, was celebrated with a champagne toast in Lake Placid later that day.

Other Sochi results included:

Biathlon

Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake) finished 54th in the 10 km pursuit event Feb. 11. Cook struggled in her shooting stations, missing two on the first prone shooting range and one each at the second prone and each of the standing ranges. Her time of 36:20.9 was almost seven minutes behind Gold medalist Darya Domracheva of Belarus.

In the men’s individual 20 km race Feb. 13, Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid) missed only once from his first standing position shooting station, completing the course in eighth place with a time of 50:57.4, 1:25.7 behind Olympic champion Martin Fourcade of France. Tim Burke (Paul Smiths/Lake Placid) missed two shots in each of the standing shooting stations, finishing in 44th place with a time of 54:21.2.

Luge

Erin Hamlin (Remsen) finished her four runs in the luge with a total time of 3:21.145, giving her the bronze medal 1.377 seconds behind winner Natalie Geisenberger of Germany Feb. 11. National Sports Academy’s Summer Britcher finished 15th with a time of 3:24.143.

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