Thomas Maloney Westgaard finished 60th place in the men’s 15km plus 5km cross-country skiathlon at the Winter Olympics on Sunday February 11.
Making his debut at the Winter Olympics, the Norway-based Westgaard, who has a Galway-born mother, clocked a time of 1:32:34.2 to finishing 16 minutes behind the winner Simen Hegstad Krueger. Conditions were windy; "horrendous" in his own words.
Westgaard, whose preparations for the Winter Olympics were interrupted by illness, is scheduled to take part in Tuesday’s individual sprint classic, Friday’s 15km Free and the 50km mass start classic on 24 February. But he may opt out.
Team Ireland -
Seamus O’Connor , snowboard
Tess Arbez Alpine skier
Patrick McMillan, Alpine skier
Thomas Westgaard, cross country skier
Brendan ‘Bubba’ Newby, half pipe skier