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Sport Heavy snowfall cancels women's Alpine ski World Cup race

11:10  05 december  2020
11:10  05 december  2020 Source:   ap.org

Vlhova, Gisin share 1st-run lead in slalom, Shiffrin 4th

  Vlhova, Gisin share 1st-run lead in slalom, Shiffrin 4th LEVI, Finland (AP) — Petra Vlhova and Michelle Gisin shared the lead after the opening run of a women’s World Cup slalom Sunday, while Mikaela Shiffrin was looming in fourth. On a course set by her coach Mike Day in her second race after a 10-month break, Shiffrin struggled in the opening meters and trailed by nearly four tenths at the first split. However, the American three-time overall champion matched the leaders’ pace for the remainder of her run and finished 0.37 seconds behind.The U.S.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup is the premier circuit for alpine skiing competition. The inaugural season launched in January 1967

This is a list of all female winners in FIS Alpine Ski World Cup from 1967 to present. The list includes all downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, combined and parallel/city events

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Heavy snowfall and strong winds in St. Moritz forced the cancellation of a women's super-G race in the Alpine skiing World Cup on Saturday.

Cars are covered with snow in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Due to a heavy snowfall and strong wind, the FIS decided to cancel women's Super-G race of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on Saturday. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Cars are covered with snow in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Due to a heavy snowfall and strong wind, the FIS decided to cancel women's Super-G race of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on Saturday. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

“All efforts are now focused on (Sunday's) race hoping for better weather conditions,” the International Ski Federation said.

A second super-G is scheduled Sunday, which would be the first speed race of the World Cup season. The women's circuit skipped its traditional early-season stop in Lake Louise, Canada, because of difficult travel conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

United States star Mikaela Shiffrin is not in the upscale Swiss resort after opting to focus on training in her specialist technical events of slalom and giant slalom.

The three-time overall World Cup champion is scheduled to compete next weekend in two giant slaloms at Courchevel, France.

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