American Mikaela Shiffrin has another event postponed as weather halts skiing

American Mikaela Shiffrin has another event postponed as weather halts skiing

The women's slalom, which was due to take place on Wednesday, was postponed to Friday due to strong winds, the 2018 Winter Olympic's organising committee announced.

She is expected to be one of the superstars of the next two weeks, considered a medal favourite in slalom and giant slalom, a strong contender in the combined and a possible entrant in the other two women's individual races, the downhill and super-G.

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.

Now Friday will also be a double-competition day, with Shiffrin attempting to defend her 2014 gold medal in the slalom, which will be held at the Yongpyong that hosts technical races, while the men compete in the super-G at the Jeongseon speed hill about 30 miles away.

The rescheduled event will coincide with the men's super giant slalom in Jeongseon.

NBC has featured Shiffrin as one of the American faces of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but the network has had her prime time debut spoiled two times in three nights.

According to Matt Renoux, our reporter in PyeongChang, it was windy and snowing shortly before the delayed start time.

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If the winds die down, the gold medal is set to be decided at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre, with reigning champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States hotly tipped to prevail.

"Weather delays and postponements are just the nature of an outdoor sport", said the American, who has racked up 55 victories on the World Cup circuit.

Update: High winds have postponed this event until Thursday morning Korea time. "So that's something we're considering as we move forward".

"We've been through this before in the World Cup quite often", said USA coach Paul Kristofic. She also won a FIS race at Levi in November.

"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. Next few days will be important", he said.

"Neither of those were achievable today".

On a cold night in Pyeongchang, Norway's hot favorite Maren Lundby, 23, took gold in the women's normal hill with a huge final leap of 110 meters to beat Katharina Althaus.

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