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Women's downhill training canceled due to snow

Posted at 7:27 AM, Feb 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-13 08:27:32-05

The second training session for the women's downhill race at the 2022 Winter Olympics was canceled on Sunday due to snowfall. Training was due to start at 11:00 a.m. local time (10 p.m. ET). The race is scheduled to be held on Tuesday (Monday night in the U.S.).

"Due to the snowfall the jury together with the organizers have decided to cancel today's downhill training," the International Ski Federation (FIS) said in a statement on Telegram.

American Mikaela Shiffrin had previously stated her performance in the training sessions will impact her decision on whether or not to enter the women's downhill.

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The men's giant slalom event is still going ahead, FIS said, although due to the snow, the start intervals for the first group of racers have been lowered to one minute, 45 seconds, from two minutes.