Olympics Live: Weather delays the slopestyle event featuring Gu

Due to low visibility, high winds and snow, the Olympic ski slopestyle qualifying event at Beijing Olympics has been delayed.

Olympics Live: Weather delays the slopestyle event featuring Gu

The organizers decided to postpone qualifying round due to the flags from different countries flying at Genting Snow Park. They didn't immediately announce a schedule for rescheduling. The final is scheduled for Monday.

Eileen Gu is a Chinese-American who lives in the United States. She will be competing for a second Gold Medal. Last Tuesday, she won big air.


Standing out Eileen Gui and all the other slopestyle skiers at Beijing Olympics will need to wait a bit longer to qualify due to the weather delay.

Genting Snow Park was experiencing wind gusts and snowfall. It was difficult to perform tricks from the jumps due to reduced visibility. Competition is delayed by at least two hours.

Gu was born in the U.S., and she is now competing for China to win her second golden medal at Beijing Games. Already, she won big air at the Beijing Games.


Snowfall has caused the cancellation of the second downhill training run for women by Mikaela Shiffrin (American), Sofia Goggia (Italian) and other Alpine skiers.

It is expected that the men's giant-slalom race will still take place on Sunday Beijing time.

A downhill is faster than the giant Slalom, and is therefore more dangerous to ski when visibility becomes poor.

The snow began to fall Saturday at Yanqing Alpine Skiing Center, during the first woman's downhill practice and continued through Sunday morning.

A second downhill training session is scheduled for Monday, ahead of Tuesday's race.


Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva was practicing Sunday just hours before the Court of Arbitration for Sport was due to meet to decide if she will be allowed to compete.

The meeting of CAS will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. A decision will be made Monday. This is less than 24 hours before Valieva is scheduled in the short program for women at the Beijing Games.

Since Monday's drug test in December, Valieva was banned from practicing. This was also the day Valieva, Russia won the team gold medal with dynamic free skating. She became the first woman to achieve a quad lutz in Olympic competition.

However, the practices have become more uncomfortable as Valieva prepares with dozens upon dozens of cameras and reporters watching every move. During Friday's session, she briefly wept.



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