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Asa aims for 2026 Winter Olympics

ALPINE skier Asa Miller admitted he misplaced self belief all via his runs within the males’s huge slalom and slalom events that he each did no longer perform (DNF) at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

“The snow is extremely slippery and if truth be told exhausting, and I didn’t quite if truth be told feel 100 p.c confident on my skis the day earlier than this present day [slalom]. I imagine it didn’t play well on my section. In ski racing, try and be 100 p.c confident in all you cease,” acknowledged Miller, a two-time Winter Olympian.

“There used to be a little bit of hesitation that ended in a mistake. The day earlier than this present day (Wednesday) wasn’t my day. I’m no longer happy with my skis, but there’ll most likely be extra races setting up. I will most likely be again then.”

The 21-yr-ancient Miller struggled within the two events this week. In the dependable slalom final Sunday, he crashed after 16 seconds and within the slalom tournament final Wednesday, he crashed after 36 seconds.

It used to be a disappointing efficiency for Miller, who executed within the end 70 out of 110 entries within the dependable slalom tournament at the Pyeongchang Winter Video games four years within the past.

Nevertheless these are all water below the bridge for the Portland-based totally totally Miller as he now residing his sights on the 2026 Winter Video games in Italy.

“We are going to must look how issues flow four years from now, but I will absolutely be a significant stronger and loads extra developed skier if I proceed skiing. I’m hoping to construct one more appearance within the 2026 Olympics, but let’s seek what’s going to happen,” acknowledged Miller.

“It is exhausting to seem what’s going to happen, but I’m extra excited to pronounce the Philippines, perchance within the World Ski Championships subsequent yr and some stuff be pleased that.”

Miller, despite the incontrovertible truth that, is proud to agree with represented the Philippines, a tropical nation, within the Winter Olympics.

“It used to be tall, tall enjoyable and tall very grateful and lucky to pronounce the Philippines no topic my competition no longer ending well. I’m restful very, more than happy representing our nation and our flag,” acknowledged Miller, who will elevate the Philippine flag within the closing ceremony on February 20.

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