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Lake Placid’s Weibrecht wins silver in Sochi Olympics

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Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht captured the second Olympic medal of his career Sunday when he won a silver medal in the men’s super giant slalom in Sochi, Russia.

Weibrecht, who turned 28 last week, finished .30 seconds behind gold medal winner Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, a four-time gold medal winner in the event. Jansrud finished in 1 minute, 18.14 seconds. American Bode Miller captured the bronze.

Weibrecht was a surprise bronze medal winner in the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. He had survived a littany of injuries to make this year’s Olympic team.

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