The women's slalom event at the 2018 Olympic Games was postponed Wednesday because of risky winds.
The women's event was scheduled to start at Yongpyong Alpine Centre in PyeongChang, 180 kilometres east of Seoul, at 10:15 a.m on Monday but the organisers made a decision to postpone the event due to high winds and bad weather. Rather than being postponed, that event was run after a delay.
The weather in Pyeongchang, South Korea, appears to have something against Mikaela Shiffrin.
Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait to make her highly anticipated debut in Pyeongchang as she's set to compete for the U.S.as a favorite to win gold.
Alpine events have now been delayed three times this week due to weather; the women's 15 km biathlon event was also postponed today.
Waldner pointed out that he needs to figure out a way to get three men's races - the combined, downhill and super-G - completed by Friday, because there is only one hotel right by the course, and male skiers need to move out to make way for their female counterparts, whose speed events are supposed to begin Saturday.
The committee will also offer refunds to those who are unable to attend the rescheduled competition.
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Shiffrin won the slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Games.
"I've spent a lot of today walking backwards", said British Olympics visitor Elliott Edmonson.
But Shiffrin says she has arrived in Korea refreshed and ready for the challenge. I'll use this time to continue to train and refocus on Wednesday's slalom race.
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.
"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.
Skaardal added that FIS had "a very good opportunity" of hosting the two women's races on "favourable days for the forecast".
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.