Olympic Women's Slalom: By the Numbers

Olympic Women's Slalom: By the Numbers

Olympic Women's Slalom: By the Numbers

After twice pushing back the start time for the first run of the slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Centre, officials chose to postpone Wednesday's race to Friday, meaning American star Mikaela Shiffrin must wait another day to begin her Olympics.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist American Ted Ligety missed the podium but said his fifth place finish in Tuesday's Alpine combined has given him a boost in confidence ahead of his giant slalom and super-G races at the Pyeongchang Games.

Friday also will be a double-competition day, with the women's slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Center that hosts technical races, and the men's super-G at the Jeongseon Alpine Center speed hill about 30 miles (50 kilometers) away.

Atle Skaardal, chief race director for women's FIS races, said he was optimistic of staging both the giant slalom and slalom on Thursday and Friday respectively.

According to Matt Renoux, our reporter in PyeongChang, it was windy and snowing shortly before the delayed start time. Today, the plug was pulled on her title defending slalom outing.

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.

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Sunday's men's downhill has also been rescheduled for Thursday.

For now, though, she must wait to get in a starting gate, along with all the other Alpine skiers.

"Neither of those were achievable today".

"So hopefully I can get another couple good days of training in and keep the ball rolling".

"It is unfortunate that we weren't able to race today, but it is important we have a fair race for all of the athletes", said Shiffrin, who could realistically target at least four medals in Pyeongchang.

"Plenty [of time left]". The women's alpine slalom event was moved to February 16 due to bad weather. No one has ever won all five at an Olympic games, man or woman. Another possibility would be to delay the start of the downhill in hopes of calmer conditions and push the slalom back three hours so it would be run under the lights at 6 p.m. local time.

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