Cancellations due to snowfall – No 2nd downhill training – Slopestyle qualification is postponed – Sport

Cancellations due to snowfall – no 2nd downhill training – slopestyle qualification is postponed – Sport – SRF

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Fresh snow in Yanqing

So far, the downhill run has consisted mainly of artificial snow.

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  • The 2nd training session for the women’s Olympic downhill, which was planned for Sunday, was canceled due to snowfall in Yanqing.
  • Even the freeski slopestyle specialists cannot start as planned due to the unpredictable weather.

Alpine skiing: snowfall prevents the women’s 2nd test drive

In Yanqing, the downhillers only get one more chance to familiarize themselves with the route. The 2nd training session planned for Sunday for the race in the supreme discipline had to be canceled due to snowfall. With that stands after 1st test run on Saturday, only the final training session on Monday is on the agenda. In the Swiss team, Priska Nufer, Michelle Gisin, Joana Hählen and Noémie Kolly are still fighting for a free starting place. Nufer set the best time on Saturday, but like many other competitors, she made a goal error. Corinne Suter, Lara Gut-Behrami and Jasmine Flury are set for the downhill.

Ski Freestyle: Slopestyle specialists have to be patient

Also in the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, the white splendor made it impossible to carry out the preliminary round as planned. Due to the difficult visibility conditions, the qualification over the rails and jumps scheduled for Sunday morning (CET) had to be postponed by 2 hours and finally postponed by at least one day. As reported by the world association FIS, the new schedule should be announced during the course of Sunday. Thus, the established Swiss players Mathilde Gremaud and Sarah Höfflin took an involuntary rest day.

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