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LDS skier finishes 20th in men's alpine downhill

Published: Monday, Feb. 15 2010 2:13 p.m. MST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Steven Nyman, the first of eight Mormon athletes to compete in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, finished in 20th place Monday, Feb. 15, in the men's alpine downhill ski race. Ranked in 6th place heading into the event, the 28-year-old Nyman descended the 10,187-foot course with a time of 1:55.71, which was 1.40 seconds longer than Didier Defago of Switzerland, who took home the gold. Nyman, who is from Sundance, Utah, reached speeds of 69 miles per hour during the race. Christian Niccum of Woodinville, Wash., will be the next member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to compete when his event, the luge doubles, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

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