Dominica’s hope of winning a medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia was dashed when the skier representing the island failed to finish the race he was competing in.
Gary di Silvestri was among 89 skiers participating in the 15 km classic on day seven of the games on Friday.
He was among four competitors who did not finish.
Switzerland’s skier Dario Cologna won gold, Sweden’s Johan Olsson took silver and Swedish Daniel Richardsson won bronze.
On the official results posted on the Olympic’s website, Di Silvestri was listed as DNF or Did Not Finish.
Meanwhile Di Silvestri’s wife, who is representing Dominica in the 10 km women classic, did not even start that race on Thursday.
The Olympic’s website listed her as ‘DNS’ or Did Not Start.
In that race the gold went to Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland, silver went to Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and bronze to Therese Joyaug of Norway.