Alpine skiing women's slalom scheduled for Wednesday February 14 has been postponed until Friday at PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, local organizing committee announced on Wednesday.
As for the women's slalom postponement, fans will have to wait for Shiffrin's competitive Pyeongchang debut.
The women's slalom became the third Alpine ski race to be postponed at the Olympics.
Shiffrin originally was supposed to get started with the giant slalom on Monday; that race was rescheduled for Thursday and will now be her first at these Winter Games.
Shiffrin is also set to race in the alpine combined (downhill and slalom) and may add the super-G and downhill depending on how she is feeling.
Friday is predicted to be even colder (-16C), with the start of the slalom due to kick off with winds of 25km/h, according to the Korea Metrological Administration.
"I'm not being negative, when FIS says go, we go, and everything can happen in slalom part, but it certainly wasn't the downhill run we wanted".
"It compresses the schedule so it makes it a much more hectic five to six days as we approach the speed events", Kristofic said.More news: McDaniels Backs Out of Colts Deal; Will Stay With New England
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"If the wind continues to blow for then next 15 days it might be a problem but at present everything is okay", IOC Presidential spokesperson Mark Adams said.
The wind gusts have been strong enough to push people around; by evening, metal detectors outside venues and all signage were laid down on the ground, to prevent them from being picked up by the gusts.
Disruption to Alpine skiing competitions is not unusual, however, and it is a rare Games where some re-jigging of the schedule is not necessary.
Aamodt, Miller, Ligety, and Norwegian Lasse Kjus are the only men with both an Olympic title and World title in a men's combination event.
The 22-year-old American is expected to be one of the superstars of the next two weeks, considered a medal favorite in slalom and giant slalom, a strong contender in the combined and a possible entrant in the other two women's individual races, the downhill and super-G.
Shiffrin is now slated to race in the giant slalom on Thursday morning in Korea (that's Wednesday night in the U.S.), with the first run scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (8 p.m. ET Wednesday).
Men and women shared race days at the 2006 Turin Olympics and 1998 Nagano Olympics, for example.