VAIL DAILY: Tess Johnson skied two really good runs Sunday.
Actually two and a half.
But with a bobble on the landing of her second jump in the second final, Johnson’s 2018 Winter Olympics came to an end.
The 17-year-old Edwards mogul skier landed off-balance, raising her right ski, and giving her a 12th-place finish in her Olympic debut.
“I had a lot of fun out there today, and although I’m fairly disappointed with my mistake on the bottom, I still had an amazing time,” she said.
The finals took place under the lights, in light snow and bitter cold at Bokwang Phoenix Park.
Johnson still had to qualify for the finals after finishing a disappointing 22nd out of 30 during the first round of qualification on Friday.
She easily did that Sunday, finishing with the best score of 20 skiers in the second round of qualification.
“That was probably the best moment of the day just to feel that redemption from two days ago and kind of tackle that demon,” she said.