Winds postpone giant slalom, Shiffrin's debut

From ESPN - February 11, 2018

The Olympic women's giant slalom race was postponed Monday because of high winds, the second straight day weather has halted alpine events in Pyeongchang.

American Mikaela Shiffrin was set to make her 2018 Olympic debut in the event.

"It's a bummer that we are not able to race today," Shiffrin said in a statement. "But with the training block I have had, I am prepared and feeling good. I will use this time to continue to train and refocus on Wednesday's slalom race. We have a great gym and space to eat and take plenty of naps, so I will use this time to recharge."

The race has been rescheduled for Thursday, the 15th, the same day the men's downhill event was rescheduled for.

"Generally, cancellations are a part of our sport and we are not terribly concerned," said U.S. Ski Team women's head coach Paul Kristofic. "We will build up our plan over the next few days and will work with the schedule as it comes out. This gives us another day to prepare and get ready."


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