Women's giant slalom postponed due to strong winds

U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin's 1st event on hold, new date not yet announced

Women's giant slalom postponed due to strong winds
Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States is among the favourites in women's giant slalom. © Alain Grosclaude/Getty Images

The Associated Press 

The women's giant slalom has been postponed because of strong wind, the second alpine skiing race called off at the Olympics.

The giant slalom, which was set to be U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin's first event of these Winter Games, was put off to another day about three hours before it was scheduled to begin Monday.

Canada has two competitors in the event: Valerie Grenier of Mont-Tremblant, Que., and Candace Crawford of Toronto. 

A new date was not announced immediately. The race that was supposed to open the alpine schedule Sunday, the men's downhill, was moved to Thursday because of dangerous wind.