Winter Olympics: Skier Alice Robinson reflects on 'amazing' Olympic debut at 16

Kiwi alpine skier Alice Robinson is reflecting on a wild Olympic Games campaign.

At 16, Robinson is the youngest of the 21-strong Kiwi Olympic squad to compete at the Pyeongchang games.

The junior star only gained senior eligibility in mid-2017, punctuating her rookie season with giant slalom wins in the second tier North American Cup and FIS division.  

The Queenstown teen finished 35th out of 81 skiers in the giant slalom event but recorded in DNF in the women's slalom.

Despite that, Robinson is delighted about having had the opportunity to compete on the big stage

"It was amazing," she told Newshub. "It was pretty cool to be out in the atmosphere and seeing everyone else compete.

"It wasn't too intense, it was similar to the World Cup with all the same girls there and it was great seeing all the people out there giving it there best shot.

"It has been a great few days with mixed emotions. Now for the next Olympics, I'll be more experienced and I'll be able to understand things more."


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