PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It appears the skiing world has finally found the secret to slow Mikaela Shiffrin in her marquee technical events: weather. For the second time in three days, Shiffrin’s Pyeongchang debut was pushed back due to inclement conditions.
On Monday it was howling winds that forced the postponement of the giant slalom, and on Wednesday morning it was a combination of wind, light snow and poor visibility. Shiffrin’s Olympic debut will now be pushed to Thursday for the rescheduled giant slalom. Wednesday’s slalom has been moved to Friday.
“We’ve been through this before in the World Cup quite often,” said U.S. coach Paul Kristofic. “The No. 1 thing is safety and the second is having a good, fair race, and neither one of those were achievable today.”
Wednesday’s postponement means that Shiffrin could now potentially compete on back-to-back-to-back days should she elect to enter in the Super G on Saturday. Prior to these Games, there were some who suggested that Shiffrin could possibly be the first skier to medal in all five disciplines in
Article source: http://www.espn.com/olympics/winter18/story/_/id/22426537/american-mikaela-shiffrin-faces-another-delay-weather-again-postpones-skiing-events
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