American Mikaela Shiffrin has another event postponed as weather halts skiing

Intense winds have caused three big alpine events to be postponed this week. Here firefighters assess the damage to a food stall that was blown apart by the wind in Gangneung Olympic Park part of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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 chose to postpone the event due to high winds and bad weather.

American superstar skier Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait another day to make her debut at the PyeongChang Olympics after high winds postponed the women's slalom until Friday morning (Thursday night in the United States).

She has had previous success at Yongpyong where she finished first and second in two Far East Cup Giant Slalom races in January 2017. She has now been on snow for four straight days with the postponed races. (The defending champion, Tina Maze of Slovenia, is retired.) Another contender is Tessa Worley of France.

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.

Snow was falling and wind blowing this way and that at Yongpyong on Wednesday.

Instead, she will begin on Wednesday - weather permitting, of course - in the slalom, a race she has dominated for five years, and then ski again the next day. "So that's something we're considering as we move forward".

Video of the slalom hill showed that it was a complete whiteout, making the decision to put off the event look wise.

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"Neither of those were really achievable today", Kristofic said.

On Friday, the rearranged slalom is due to be staged as the men compete in the super-G.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) jury and local organisers previously rescheduled the men's downhill event that was originally set to take place at Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province, on Sunday.

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.

"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 and today's conditions would definitely not have been fair".

Mikaela Shiffrin has been claiming world championships since she was 17 years old.

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