Winter Olympics Predictions: Who will win the Women's Slalom? 2/13/18

Winter Olympics Predictions: Who will win the Women's Slalom? 2/13/18

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

But tomorrow will see the men take to the men's downhill while the women tackle the giant slalom.

Seth Rubinroit of NBC Olympics noted Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic slalom champion in Sochi and proceeded to sweep the ensuing slalom gold medals at the World Championships. "Next few days will be important", he said.

After several delays in the schedule, the event was eventually called off as the hurricane-like winds made it impossible for the athletes, including the U.S. rising star Mikaela Shiffrin, to compete in such weather conditions, reports Efe.

This is the third race that has been moved due to weather.

Snow was falling and wind blowing this way and that at Yongpyong on Wednesday. She also won a FIS race at Levi in November.

The rescheduled event will coincide with the men's super giant slalom in Jeongseon. "Weather delays and postponements are just the nature of an outdoor sport, but we'll continue to take it day by day and I look forward to getting in the start gate!"

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.

"My training has been really good in both super-G and giant slalom and I feel like I'm skiing well", he said. Already facing a bit of a time crunch because of all of the weather issues, organizers kept pushing back the first run of the two-run slalom until eventually deciding to call it off about an hour after the start time. And the second thing is: Have a good, fair race.

Shiffrin has dominated the slalom for five years, including her Olympic gold as a teenager and the past three world titles.

Kingsbury's success - over Matt Graham of Australia and Japan's Daichi Hara - was one of two Canadian gold medals Monday as the nation's ice skaters, including Eric Radford, the first openly gay man to win gold, eclipsed the silver medal it won four years ago.