Mikaela Shiffrin's PyeongChang wait continues as high winds delay women's slalom

American superstar skier Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait another day to make her debut at the PyeongChang Olympics after high winds postponed the women’s slalom until Friday morning (Thursday night in the United States).

The delay comes a couple of days after the giant slalom, originally scheduled for Monday, was canceled. The giant slalom is now scheduled for Thursday in PyeongChang, so Shiffrin will be competing on back-to-back days.

Shiffrin, 22, is looking to defend her slalom Olympic gold medal from Sochi in 2014, a victory that made her the youngest ever to win gold in the event. She also took gold at the 2017 World Championships in the slalom and has drawn comparisons to Michael Phelps for her incredible dominance in the event.

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LIENZ, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 28: (FRANCE OUT) Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on December 28, 2013 in Lienz, Austria. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
LIENZ, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 28: (FRANCE OUT) Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA takes 2nd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on December 28, 2013 in Lienz, Austria. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
LIENZ, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 28: (FRANCE OUT) Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA takes 2nd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on December 28, 2013 in Lienz, Austria. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
Skiing - Alpine Skiing World Cup - Ladies' Slalom - Lenzerheide, Switzerland - January 28, 2018. Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts at the finish line. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
U.S. alpine ski racer and reigning overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin speaks to reporters at a news conference ahead of her races at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rory Carroll
USA's Mikaela Shiffrin leaves after the women's giant slalom was postponed because of strong winds at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 12, 2018. Shiffrin will have to wait to kick off her bid for multiple Olympic medals after the opening women's giant slalom was postponed Monday because of strong winds. / AFP PHOTO / Javier SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States inspects the course prior to the Alpine Skiing Ladies' Slalom on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: United States skier Mikaela Shiffrin attends her press conference at the Main Press Centre the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States inspects the course prior to the Alpine Skiing Ladies' Slalom on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
LENZERHEIDE, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 28: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA reacts during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on January 28, 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
LENZERHEIDE, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 28: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on January 28, 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
US Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after missing a gate in the Women's slalom race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup on January 28, 2018 in Lenzerheide. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA inspects the course during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on January 19, 2018 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Lindsey Vonn of USA takes 2nd place, Mikaela Shiffrin of USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on January 19, 2018 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Shiffrin enters these games in position to enter — and potentially medal — in all five alpine skiing disciplines: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and alpine combined. No one has ever won all five at an Olympic games, man or woman.

But because of the weather, she’ll wait yet another day to try to make history.

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