Truckeeand#8217;s Nash misses out on Olympic medal |

Truckeeand#8217;s Nash misses out on Olympic medal

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Truckee mountain biker Katerina Nash, of Czech Republic, recorded a 14th-place finish in the final of the womenand#8217;s mounting biking competition at the London Olympics on Saturday. According to official statistics, Nash, 34, posted a time of 1 hour, 36 minutes, 22 seconds.

Julie Bresset, France, won gold, while Sabine Spitz, Germany, took silver. American Georgia Gould won bronze. Gould, along with Catharine Pendrel, Canada, are teammates of Nashand#8217;s on the LUNA Chix Pro Team.

and#8220;I gave it my best,and#8221; Nash told the Reno Gazette-Journaland#8217;s Lauren Gustus during an interview after the race from Essex, England. and#8220;I gave it everything. My legs were screaming at me for the last two laps. Unfortunately, it wasnand#8217;t enough. It wasnand#8217;t enough for the top group.and#8221;

Nash, who moved to America in 2000, represented the Czech Republic at the first-ever Olympic mountain bike event in 1996 in Atlanta. She also competed in the cross-country skiing events at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, an in the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, making up a very short list of athletes who have represented their country at multiple Summer and Winter Olympic Games.