Alpine Skiing-Competition finally under way with men's combined

Alpine Skiing-Competition finally under way with men's combined

The start of Mikaela Shiffrin's bid for multiple medals at the 2018 Olympics was delayed yet again when the women's slalom was postponed from Wednesday to Friday because of strong winds. That complicates matters for someone such as Shiffrin, who could try to enter up to five individual events but now has less time to rest and prepare between them. "It's a consideration, absolutely".

The women's slalom became the third Alpine ski race to be postponed at the Olympics. "Next few days will be important", he said.

It is unusual, but hardly unprecedented, for men and women to have races pushed onto the same day at a major competition because of bad weather. "That will make six days in a row when we complete the slalom".

Strong winds forced the suspension of the men's downhill on Sunday and the women's giant slalom was also rescheduled after similar problems on Monday at the Yongpyong course being used for the technical events.

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.

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

On Wednesday at Yongpyong, snow was falling and wind blowing this way and that.

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Already facing a bit of a time crunch because of all of the weather delays, organizers kept pushing back the first run of the two-run women's slalom until eventually deciding to call it off about an hour after the original start time.

"The No. 1 thing is safety".

This is Bolivia's sixth participation in the Winter Olympic Games, although with two participants born in other countries, after 26 years of absence.

Tuesday's race came one day before the 12-year anniversary of his gold medal win the combined in Turin, which he said felt like both a recent event and in distant past.

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.

"My training has been really good in both super-G and giant slalom and I feel like I'm skiing well", he said.

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