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High winds postpone Olympic women’s giant slalom

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Strong wind gusts have caused an Alpine skiing event to be postponed for a second consecutive day. 



Men’s downhill, which was scheduled for Saturday night, will now take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14.


Women’s giant slalom, which was scheduled for Sunday night, will now also take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14.



American Mikaela Shiffrin, reigning world champion Tessa Worley of France and 2010 Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany are three of the top contenders in women’s giant slalom.


“It’s a bummer that we’re not able to race today," Shiffrin said. "But with the training block I’ve had, I’m prepared and feeling good. I’ll use this time to continue to train and refocus on Wednesday’s slalom race. We have a great gym and space to eat and take plenty of naps, so I’ll use this time to recharge.”


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