World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin did not travel to Russia’s Black Sea coast for the races because she wants to focus on training and rest. Shiffrin also did not travel last year to Sochi, where she won the 2014 Olympic gold medal in her preferred slalom event.
The last top-tier women’s downhill at Rosa Khutor ended in a tie between Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin. Both got Olympic gold medals under sunshine and blue skies.
In the men’s World Cup, downhill training was also cancelled on Thursday at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, to allow course workers to continue preparing the race surface. A practice run is set for Friday ahead of Saturday’s downhill.
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