He had two falls in two runs at the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games, but Sam Tait is in good spirits despite feeling upset at first.
"I believed in myself and I had the course dialed in my head," the alpine skier said in his latest Instagram post.
"I am devastated but this is the nature of my sport.
"When you push the limits you have to accept that you can push past the limits."
The Mittagong paralympian's first fall came in the Men's Downhill Sitting event of the alpine skiing and his second came in the Super-G Sitting event.
Tait was confident going into his first event, but wasn't sure why he didn't manage to complete the course.
"I felt like I was skiing really well and, I don't know, just hit some soft snow and came out," he said.
"I'm pretty gutted and it hurts.
"I don't really know what to say, it is what it is."
Tait put his second fall to the difference in surface compared to his first event.
"The surface changed quite dramatically," he said.
"I was ready for it but I just got caught low and then I was playing catch up after the third turn and then just took out that gate and obviously couldn't get around it.
"It's the Paralympics and you've got to push it the whole way until you get to the finish line.
"You make those decisions in a split second.
"Sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn't."
Tait will be back in action on Thursday, March 10.
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