Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) charged to fifth on the steep and fast course of the 2014 Sochi downhill on Sunday, pulling out the best finish of his career during his first-ever Olympic appearance. Ganong skied into the lead but was then bumped by Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who took bronze behind gold winner Matthias Mayer of Austria and silver medalist Christof Innerhofer of Italy. Pre-race favorite Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a fast and tight line but plowed through a panel and lost time, finishing eighth. The men’s downhill will be featured on NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage Sunday Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. EST and can be streamed on NBCOlympics.com.
Here is a photo Travis posted to his Instagram after his big win today!