Mikaela Shiffrin in slalom Tuesday night: What to watch for

Mikaela Shiffrin in slalom Tuesday night: What to watch for

Waldner said organisers would proceed with planning to race on Sunday with the first alternative being to move it to Monday at noon local time, between the two runs of the women's giant slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre. The combined, which adds times from one downhill and one slalom, is now the first race for the men and remains slated for Tuesday. In addition, she has reached the podium in 59 of her 123 World Cup starts. "It's insane how I can get to this place and, not forget, but not remember every single detail of how much work that we've put into it in the last four years to get to this spot and to have the opportunity to be able to compete in five events at these Olympics". "We have a great gym and space to eat and take plenty of naps, so I'll use this time to recharge".

Two years ago, Kjetil Jansrud of Norway averaged more than 60 miles per hour (100 kph) while winning by 0.20 seconds - a solid winning margin.

Instead, Shiffrin skied off the course three gates from the finish.

Expect NBC's own gusts to return to full strength and then some in advance of the women's slalom, the event Shiffrin won at the Sochi Olympics four years ago.

"Yeah, um, I'm not sure where to start, exactly", Shiffrin said, rolling her eyes a bit as she searched for the right words.

Mikaela Shiffrin will reportedly have to wait to chase gold at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The men's Super G at Jeongseon has already been switched to Friday, previously a rest day, to accommodate the downhill.

How many more races after that?

Shiffrin knew it was time for a bit of a break when she went off-course with only a handful of gates left in a slalom at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, on January 28. The calendar also includes the downhill and super-G, plus what's called a super-combined (racers ski one downhill plus a slalom, fastest combined time wins).

She went to the 2017 world championships heavily favored again in slalom but also seen as a contender for a giant slalom medal because of her improvement in that discipline.

American skier Bryce Bennett during a training run at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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