American Mikaela Shiffrin has another event postponed as weather halts skiing

American Mikaela Shiffrin has another event postponed as weather halts skiing

After the women's giant slalom-which was scheduled for Sunday (based on U.S. ET)-was postponed because of high winds, Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated reported the women's slalom-which was scheduled for Tuesday-was also postponed.

"I've spent a lot of today walking backwards", said British Olympics visitor Elliott Edmonson.

The event was rescheduled for Friday.

It's the third time in four days an alpine skiing race was shelved because gusts made it too risky for competition.

While some skiers, like Mikaela Shriffin of the USA, will have to compete in back-to-back days because of the postponements, it seems like the safe call to keep athletes out of whiteout conditions as they fly down the mountain.

American star Mikaela Shiffrin is poised to become the first alpine skier to successfully defend an Olympic slalom title.

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

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

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Initially a slalom specialist, Shiffrin has expanded her repertoire to become one of the best in the world in the giant slalom as well.

The 31-year-old Anderson admitted conditions were tough, but said she used her "lion power" to pull off a gold medal-winning performance.

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

USA ski star Shiffrin, who became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion at the age of 18 in Sochi, will have to wait until Wednesday's for her first bid at gold in South Korea.

"The competition is run by the International Ski Federation", International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said.

"It is definitely unfortunate that we weren't able to race today, but it is important we have a fair race for all of the athletes and today's conditions would definitely not have been fair", Shiffrin said.

After sitting in 26th place following the downhill portion of the race where he battled headwinds, the 33-year-old tech specialist delivered a blistering slalom run in the second leg to secure fifth place, 1.45 seconds behind victor Marcel Hirscher of Austria.

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