After several weather delays, Mikaela Shiffrin finally begins her quest for multiple Olympic gold medals in the giant slalom. Stay here for live updates and analysis from Pyeongchang:
• Initially a slalom specialist, Shiffrin has expanded her repertoire to become one of the best in the world in the giant slalom as well. “If all I did was the slalom, I’d have so much free time I might as well get another job, too,” she said.
• Shiffrin’s biggest challenger is likely to be Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, the 2010 winner and 2014 bronze medalist. (The defending champion, Tina Maze of Slovenia, is retired.)
• Another contender is Tessa Worley of France. Worley is the reigning world champion, beating Shiffrin by less than a second. Rebensburg has three World Cup giant slalom wins to Shiffrin’s two this season.
• The women will ski two runs, with the winner determined by combined time.
• Shiffrin is set to ski seventh in the first run, after both Worley (fourth) and Rebensburg (sixth).
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