Mikaela Shiffrin has had her 2018 Olympic debut delayed twice.
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 yet again. This marks the second time Shiffrin’s competition has been delayed as the skier was scheduled to debut on Sunday. According to the Denver Post, Sunday’s giant slalom was re-scheduled for Wednesday meaning Shiffrin would finally begin competition if all goes as planned. Tuesday’s event has been rescheduled for Thursday.
NBC has featured Shiffrin as one of the American faces of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but the network has had her debut spoiled twice. In 2014, Shiffrin became the youngest Olympian to win a gold medal in slalom. The Olympics will be backloaded with a lot of Shiffrin along with Lindsey Vonn as the Olympics hit Week 2.
Here’s a look at the upcoming schedule of skiing events for Shiffrin assuming the weather does not change things yet again.
Wednesday, February 14 Women’s Slalom
Thursday, February 15 Women’s Slalom
Friday, February 16 Women’s super-G
Thursday, February 22 Super Combined