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

In Pyeongchang, High Winds Are No Breeze for Athletes

She has had previous success at Yongpyong where she finished first and second in two Far East Cup Giant Slalom races in January 2017.

Tomorrow's event is a more favourable one for Taylor, and after Saturday's race she commented that much of her season's focus has been pointing towards it.

Snow was falling and wind blowing this way and that at Yongpyong on Wednesday. Her giant slalom race had already been moved to Thursday due to bad weather.

This means Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait for her 2018 Olympic debut. again.

"My training has been really good in both super-G and giant slalom and I feel like I'm skiing well", he said.

"I'm not being negative, when FIS says go, we go, and everything can happen in slalom part, but it certainly wasn't the downhill run we wanted".

"It is a very heavy load", said Shiffrin's coach, Mike Day.

"The International Ski Federation (FIS) is used to disruption, by too much wind, too much snow, not enough snow so they are happy at this point".

The men's super-G, originally set for Thursday, has been switched to Friday.

Earlier this week in the women's slopestyle event, several riders were critical that racing was held in adverse conditions, with one Dutch snowboarder insisting the competition was a lottery.

Wednesday's postponement was the third alpine schedule change of the Pyeongchang Games.

Slovakia's Petra Vlhova won in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, in the last World Cup race before the Winter Games, and has been a skier to watch since her junior days. Prior to these Games, there were some who suggested that Shiffrin could possibly be the first skier to medal in all five disciplines in the same Olympics.

"When you have gusty winds like that, it is hard to have a fair race, and the weather forecast called for winds to increase throughout the afternoon, right around our proposed start time for both runs, so that was a red flag for officials as well".

It's an event Shiffrin dominated in 2014 - her two-run time of 1:44:54 was more than half a second better than silver medalist Marlies Schild's performance in Sochi.

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