Irish interest at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games ended on Tuesday, with Emma Austin finishing in 28th in a 78-strong field and Matt Ryan failing to finish in their respective slalom events at Les Diablerets ski resort. 

Austin started the day strongly by bettering her seeded starting position of 51 with a 35th-place finish, stopping the clock in 51.66 seconds.

A clean second run secured 28th for the Irish skier in 1:42.02.

"It was really fun, much better than my first run, Austin said afterwards.

"I was a little less off the pace than I was in the first run. I was in the game, it was a good run, it was fun, and it was good to end with a top-30."

Only 37 women successfully completed the course, with Emma Sahlin of Sweden triumphing in 1:29.82 ahead of Switzerland's Lena Volken and Germany's Lara Klein.

Sweden completed a slalom double when Adam Hofstedt blew the opposition away, clocking a remarkable 1:16.10.

Switzerland's Luc Roduit landed silver, but the gap between the gold and silver medallists was a yawning 1.32 seconds. Edoardo Saracco of Italy completed the podium places. 

A day after Ryan's DNF in the giant slalom, the 17-year-old suffered the same fate in this more technical discipline.

Ryan went a millimetre out on the first roll and straddled a pole, which caused one of his skis to come off.

Describing the chain of events, Ryan said, "I felt the course was going well up top, there were a couple of tight gates up top, and then on to a hairpin. Then I swung decently in the first pitch to the first roll, and the ski just popped off halfway through, so it is what it is."