Bad weather forces rescheduling of women's giant slalom event at PyeongChang

Members of the course crew dismantle it after the women's slalom was canceled for the day due to weather at Yongpyong alpine center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea Wednesday Feb. 14 2018

In Pyeongchang, High Winds Are No Breeze for Athletes

The women's slalom event at the 2018 Olympic Games was postponed Wednesday because of unsafe winds. As of now, she would have zero days in between, racing three days in a row from Thursday through Saturday. Kristofic said he is "optimistic" about the weather on Thursday, saying the wind is supposed to die down and the course is in "perfect condition".

Instead, she will begin on Wednesday - weather permitting, of course - in the slalom, a race she has dominated for five years, and then ski again the next day. "She has now been on snow for four straight days with the postponed races".

Last Sunday saw the postponement of the men's downhill, the blue riband event of the programme, which has been rescheduled to take place at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on Thursday.

Sung Baik-you, spokesman for the local organizing committee POCOG, said the safety of the athletes was of the "utmost importance" in any discussions about re-scheduling.

But if Shiffrin isn't at the top of her game on Wednesday there are no shortage of quality challengers ready to swoop for gold.

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After sitting in 26th place following the downhill portion of the race where he battled headwinds, the 33-year-old tech specialist delivered a blistering slalom run in the second leg to secure fifth place, 1.45 seconds behind victor Marcel Hirscher of Austria. And the second thing is: Have a good, fair race.

She is expected to be one of the superstars of the next two weeks, considered a medal favorite in slalom and giant slalom, a strong contender in the combined and a possible entrant in the other two women's individual races, the downhill and super-G.

Tuesday's race came one day before the 12-year anniversary of his gold medal win the combined in Turin, which he said felt like both a recent event and in distant past.

The 31-year-old Anderson admitted conditions were tough, but said she used her "lion power" to pull off a gold medal-winning performance.

The men's Super G has been switched to Friday, previously a rest day, to make room for the downhill.

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