CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin’s year-long break from super-G racing has been extended for at least two more days.
Bad weather wiped out the super-G at the Alpine skiing world championships on Tuesday as a persistent fog bank limited visibility on the top half of the Olympia delle Trofane course.
The FIS rescheduled the event for Thursday, further tightening the schedule at the worlds after all races on the opening three days have been postponed.
For Shiffrin, the 2019 world champion, it would have been her first race in the discipline since January last year when she won a World Cup super-G in Bulgaria and took a 10-month break from racing the following week.
Shiffrin said before the race was called off that she didn’t “really have any expectations. I have absolutely no idea where my skiing stacks up against any of the other girls. So all I can do is what I think will be good and fast and then we’ll see what everyone else does.”
The postponement came a day after the women’s combined was rescheduled for next Monday following heavy snowfall.
The men’s super-G had already been pushed back two days until Thursday, and will be held on the same day as the women’s race — as it was in the initial schedule.
The super-Gs will be the first races of the championships, since organizers also moved the men’s combined event from Wednesday to next Monday as more overnight snowfall was predicted.
Weather conditions were expected to vastly improve from Thursday, with lower temperatures and sunshine being forecast.
AP Sports Writer Andrew Dampf contributed to this report.