Second Alpine postponement means Shiffrin starts with slalom

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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.

Athletes who have competed in these conditions have made their displeasure known, since the wind can have such measurable effects on both safety and performance.

Disruption to Alpine skiing competitions is not unusual, however, and it is a rare Games where some re-jigging of the schedule is not necessary. "We have a great gym and space to eat and take plenty of naps, so I'll use this time to recharge". "At present everything is OK and as we have said before, the ski federation is well used to disruption by wind, by too much snow, by too little snow, by rain, by all sorts of things", Adams said.

"The event is something I've been really looking forward to all year, so I hope I can go out and deliver", said Taylor.

A large crowd had gathered well ahead of the original start time for Wednesday's race, and American fans were out in force to see Shiffrin, one of four U.S. starters in the field of 83.

It marks the third time in the opening four days of the Games here that an Alpine skiing event has been postponed.

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Mazdzer broke the course record Loch had set moments earlier to vault into second place, putting together a flawless run. The highest the USA men had ever placed in the Olympics was fourth in 2002 (Adam Heidt) and 2006 (Tony Benshoof).

Mikaela Shiffrin inspects the slalom course prior to the event's postponement Wednesday at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.

Each of the first two contests were postponed because of risky winds that exceeded 25 miles per hour and the forecast predicts more of the same on today and Wednesday.

The slalom runs take place Tuesday evening in the USA, and in the early hours of the morning in the United Kingdom and Europe on Wednesday-with the start scheduled for 10:15 a.m. local time.

NPR's Melissa Block tweeted a video from the Olympic Village of a camera that shows the slalom course.

Men and women shared race days at the 2006 Turin Olympics and 1998 Nagano Olympics, for example. She also took gold at the 2017 World Championships in the slalom and has drawn comparisons to Michael Phelps for her incredible dominance in the event. Cold, windy conditions make the cross-country skiing hard enough, but it has most affected the shooting portion of the event.According to The Associated Press, unlike other events, the biathlon doesn't have any mechanisms to boring the wind.