Fans excited to see Mikaela Shiffrin’s 2018 Winter Olympics debut on Tuesday night were yet again disappointed as weather delayed the women’s slalom for the second time. Shiffrin was initially scheduled to compete on Sunday, but the event was delayed as well thanks to adverse weather. According to the Denver Post, Sunday’s giant slalom was re-scheduled for Wednesday meaning Shiffrin would finally begin competition on Wednesday if all goes as planned. Tuesday’s event has been rescheduled for Thursday meaning skiing fans will see Shiffrin for the next three nights.
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. In 2014, Shiffrin became the youngest Olympian to win a gold medal in slalom. NBC’s Olympic coverage will feature a lot of Shiffrin along with Lindsey Vonn as the Olympics head towards Week 2.
Here’s a look at the upcoming schedule of skiing events for Shiffrin, pending the weather not causing additional events to be re-scheduled.
Wednesday, February 14 Women’s Slalom
Thursday, February 15 Women’s Slalom
Friday, February 16 Women’s super-G
Thursday, February 22 Super Combined
On February 4, Shiffrin tweeted she could not wait for her first event, but all Shiffrin has done is wait as high winds have caused several events be postponed.
Shiffrin spoke with NBC Sports after her event was initially delayed on Sunday.
“It’s a bummer that we’re not able to race today,” Shiffrin told NBC Sports. “But with the training block I’ve had, I’m prepared and feeling good. I’ll use this time to continue to train and refocus on Wednesday’s slalom race. We have a great gym and space to eat and take plenty of naps, so I’ll use this time to recharge.”