Asa Miller back in training after Winter Olympics opening ceremony
MANILA, Philippines—After a needed breather on Friday, Asa Miller was back training on the slopes ahead of his slalom competitions in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Miller had a two-hour morning session focused on his slalom from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at National Alpine Skiing Centre in Yanqing District a day after feeling sore following three days straight of training.
“He [Asa] felt really good today during his return to training. It’s more on slalom training for today,” Philippine Ski and Snowboard Federation (PSSF) president Jim Apelar said on Saturday.
“It’s much better today than yesterday even though he’s a little bit tired.”
The 21-year-old Miller took a break from training on Friday to attend the opening ceremony which took place at the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing.
Miller carried the Philippine flag during the parade of nations for the second straight Winter Games.
“Last night was amazing to say the least. There is no other experience like holding to flag and representing 110 million people in front of the world. I’m very proud to have done it again,” he said.
“Another nice part of it being the second time bearing the flag is that I was less nervous and able to take in the experience better.”
He opens his campaign on February 13 in giant slalom before participating in slalom three days later.