Mikaela Shiffrin in medal position in giant slalom as women ski racers finally get to race


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Mikaela Shiffrin put down a solid first run in giant slalom Wednesday night as the women finally got to race at the PyeongChang Olympics after the postponement of their first two races, and the EagleVail superstar put herself in contention for a medal later this evening.

With the top 30 racers having finished their runs, Shiffrin stands in second place, 0.2 of second behind pacesetter Manuela Moelgg of Italy. Another Italian, Federica Brignone, is in third place 0.29 behind her teammate. An Italian coach set the course, but it proved to Shiffrin’s liking as well.

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The second run will begin at 9:45 p.m. Denver time, with the race most likely finishing about an hour later.

Two of the top GS racers had sub-par runs and may be out of the running. Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, the 2010 Olympic champion in GS and bronze medalist at the 2014 Sochi Games, is in seventh place, 0.83 behind. Tessa Worley of France, a two-time world champion in GS, is almost a second and a …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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