Alpine skier Audrey King was left bitterly disappointed after failing to complete her women’s slalom run right at the death on Wednesday morning. The 19-year-old came out of the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre blocks fast, finding her rhythm and hitting designated flags until narrowly missing her final exit . Shaking her head with the knowledge she would finish with a Did Not Finish (DNF), King was visibly upset when talking to local media afterwards. Though it was not enough to qualify for the second run finals in the afternoon, she said she was nonetheless proud to have even made it to the Games in the first place. “I’m pretty disappointed. My main goal was to finish the race, so I’m disappointed about that,” King said, adding that she nearly lost her balance mid-way before “skidding out of control” at the end. “My whole objective was to complete [the run] and so to fail right at the end is disappointing. But I’m glad that I gave the best I could. I’m really proud of that.” Broadcaster TVB had King’s mother Diana and several relatives in the studio, all of whom were wearing T-shirts bearing the Olympian’s name, while father Stephen and little sister Aerin phoned in to share their thoughts. “You already did so well. I’m sure you’re a bit disappointed, but it’s OK,” Diana said. “We’re super, super proud of you. You did well. Stephen added: “congratulations. It was a fantastic run and we’re really proud of you. Great job. You overcame many hardships to get to this point so we’re very proud of you. We miss you and look forward to seeing you.” Fighting back tears, King thanked her family for their congratulations. “I love you, thanks for being part of this journey with me,” she said. “I’ll see you very soon. Thank you guys.” The former Youth Olympian, who qualified after impressing in Montenegro last year , had tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport last Sunday. She tested negative for the consecutive days leading up to her big event, but was undoubtedly hindered by the two days’ mandatory hotel isolation. “I really don’t want to give her so much pressure because she’s still young,” mother Diana said, eyes watering. “It’s most important that she got there in the first place. We have already cried a lot today and she has been through so much, lots of struggles to even get here.” After King opened Hong Kong’s Beijing Olympics account, alpine skiing teammate Adrian Yung Hau-tsuen, 19, competes in the giant slalom and slalom on February 13 and 16, respectively. Meanwhile, China’s Kong Fanying finished her run in 1:05.97, finishing 54th, while Ni Yueming did not finish.