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Olympics: Shiffrin's Pyeongchang debut postponed because of high winds

15 February, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Matthias Mayer

According to Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated, the women's giant slalom was postponed, meaning there has yet to be an alpine skiing finals event at these Games because of high winds.

"I'll use this time to continue to train and refocus on Wednesday's slalom race". There's a chance star American skier Mikaela Shiffrin could have at least one of her events postponed. If she holds on to the top spot, Rebensburg will win her third World Cup title in the Alpine discipline.

"The jury has chose to switch the official programme and has rescheduled the men's downhill for Thursday, February 15, and the men's super-G on Friday, February 16", FIS said, with the downhill set to start at 0200 GMT.

A gold medalist at Sochi four years ago, Shiffrin has already been a big part of NBC's highly planned coverage leading up to the PyeongChang games. At last year's world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the two downhills were back to back on the same hill. Instead, skiers only inspect the course beforehand; in the 2014 Olympic women's super-G, seven of the first eight racers failed to finish.

So far there has been no shortage of glitter attached to Shiffrin and her quest, but it won't be valuable until there's fresh gold to go with it.

Slalom needs the iciest racing surface, and can run in falling snow and fog that would make the downhill or super-G speed races unsafe.


Jansrud and Alexis Pinturault of France should contend.

"It's a bummer that we're not able to race today", Shiffrin said.

Delays in the alpine events at an Olympics because of the weather are, of course, nothing new.

The first run of the giant slalom will now be at 10.00 am local time on Thursday with the second run starting at 1.45 pm, organizers confirmed on Monday evening.

The women's giant slalom, which will take place at Yongpyong, was moved to Thursday with an earlier start time to allow a window for the men's downhill, which was postponed on Sunday. If after two men's races and two women's races, the countries are at 2-2, the tiebreaker is the best combined time of each country's fastest man and woman.

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