Olympic Men's Downhill Rescheduled Due to Wind

Disruptive winds have downhill competitors on edge at Jeongseon

Disruptive winds have downhill competitors on edge at Jeongseon

Waldner has already said that if the race can not be run it will be moved to Monday, weather permitting.

The weather forced a shortened training run to begin 564 feet (175 meters) lower down the Jeongseon race hill.

Waldner said conditions Friday were "good enough for training, but not good enough for a race".

According to race organisers, the lift that carries teams and officials to the top of the mountain could not be operated.

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The women's giant slalom is now due to be the first Alpine gold medal awarded at Pyeongchang 2018 tomorrow. As a result, the men's Super-G race originally scheduled for Thursday has been moved to Friday.

The alpine combined downhill training scheduled for Monday is also cancelled due to the official forecast. That meant a signature feature, the steep "Free Fall" starting section, was not used. We do have reserve days and if it's more windy than today, the gondola's not going to run so then we have a major problem and [the race] is not going to happen.

It took just under 1 minute, 19 seconds for Christof Innerhofer, the 2014 Sochi Olympic silver medalist, to win a practice run affected by who got the best use of tailwinds. "Thanks", Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, one of the gold medal favorites, wrote on Twitter.

"We kind of expected this downhill to be postponed due to wind, but at the same time the guys were charged up and ready to go", said Sasha Rearick, the men's alpine head coach of the USA team.

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