Second run of Winter Olympics women’s giant slalom postponed until tomorrow

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on February 24, 2010 2:50 pm

Race officials could have just listened to Mike Douglas who tweeted from his home in Whistler that looking at the weather, he did not think there would be a second run of the women’s giant slalom today.  Mike D, meteoroligist!

The second run of the women’s Winter Olympics giant slalom has been delayed until tomorrow.  It was just decided over the walkie-talkies, with all race officials agreeing.

Currently Elisabeth Goergl of Austria is in first position, Taina Barioz of France is in second, and Kathrin Zettel of Austria is in third.  Julia Mancuso‘s defense of her Olympic giant slalom gold was thwarted by some serious bad luck.  Lindsey Vonn crashed ahead of Mancuso, and her run was aborted.  By the time she was able to go again, some 20 racers later, the course was destroyed.  Mancuso is in 18th after the first run.  Although, during the delay of the second run, a live television feed showed Mancuso smiling, having fun with fellow racers, and smooching the camera.  Cool lady, that Mancuso.

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