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Olympics: US ski star Shiffrin adjusts her schedule

Olympics: US ski star Shiffrin adjusts her schedule

The Olympic women's slalom featuring EagleVail's Mikaela Shiffrin that was scheduled for Tuesday night (Denver time) has been postponed until Thursday night Denver time because of high winds at the alpine venue.

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. "They said we had to do it today".

Today's ladies' Slalom was delayed twice and then finally postponed until Friday due to adverse weather conditions at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.

The men's downhill event was moved to 11 a.m. Thursday, while the men's super giant slalom was pushed back to 11 a.m. Friday. And the second thing is: Have a good, fair race.

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.

Among the women who could challenge Shiffrin in the technical races are Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, who claimed silver in the slalom and gold in the Alpine combined event at last year's world championships; Sweden's Frida Hansdotter, owner of three world championship medals in the slalom; and Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, who has won two World Cup slaloms this season.

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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. "If all I did was the slalom, I'd have so much free time I might as well get another job, too", she said.

"They were looking at how strong the wind is, visibility and fairness of course", Kristofic said.

The conditions have cause both concern and debate - particularly after the International Ski Federation put off some skiing events, but not the women's snowboard slopestyle, which saw dozens of riders fall on their runs two days ago.

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

The dominant figure in the technical events on the women's World Cup circuit, in which she heads the overall standings with 10 wins, including five in slalom, the 22-year-old is a strong favorite.


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