Jeremy Nobis, skiing in the final race of the World Alpine Championships, was making his move in the men's GS when he was stopped cold.
Nobis, a Park City native, was 10th after his first run and was "skiing his best run of the year on his second" when he missed the third gate from the finish."He was so excited," said his GS coach, Georg Capaul. "I've never seen him ski that fast before, and it was something to watch. He was the fastest skier at the mid-point of the second run, and the crowd was going crazy. He then missed a gate and the crowd let out a sigh."
Rudolf Nierlich of Austria won the event.
According to Capaul, Nobis had a shot at winning a silver.
"Had his time held, he would have finished second overall," he said.
"I'm disappointed I didn't finish the race, but I learned a lot today. I had a big mistake on the first run. I corrected my mistake on the second run, and I was skiing well until I missed the gate," Nobis said.