On Day 5 The women’s giant slalom was finally postponed as strong winds continued to disrupt the Winter Olympics. For the cross-country skiing Annika Taylor made her Olympic debut on Sunday in the Skiathlon and the 24-year-old is looking forward to an improved performance in Thursday’s 10km Free race.
Alpine: Ladies Slalom – postponed
Alpine: Ladies’ Giant Slalom
Cross Country: Ladies’ 10km Free
DAY 5 WRAP
ALPINE: LADIES’ SLALOM at Yongpyong Alpine Centre
Today’s ladies’ Slalom was delayed twice and then finally postponed until Friday due to adverse weather conditions at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.
Charlie Guest will need to wait two more days to make her Olympic debut while Alex Tilley will be in action tomorrow if conditions allow the already-rescheduled Giant Slalom to take place.
DAY 6 PREVIEW
ALPINE: LADIES’ GIANT SLALOM at Yongpyong Alpine Centre
1am (GMT) Run 1 | 4:45am (GMT) Run 2 – Alex Tilley
Alex Tilley’s Olympic debut was put on delay on Monday when the Giant Slalom was postponed until Thursday due to high winds, and after today’s rescheduling of the Slalom, tomorrow will hopefully see the 24-year-old make her first Games appearance.
While her Giant Slalom results have been somewhat mixed this season, she has shown signs of her true potential with some of her best World Cup results in this, her preferred discipline.
Tilley was the fifth-fastest skier in the second run at Courchevel in December to finish 13th, her best-ever World Cup finish. She also won a FIS race at Levi in November.
She has had previous success at Yongpyong where she finished first and second in two Far East Cup Giant Slalom races in January 2017.
Known for skiing to her limits, Tilley will leave nothing on the table.
CROSS COUNTRY: LADIES’ 10KM FREE at Alpensia Cross Country Centre
6:30am (GMT) Annika Taylor
Tomorrow’s event is a more favourable one for Taylor, and after Saturday’s race she commented that much of her season’s focus has been pointing towards it.
“The event is something I’ve been really looking forward to all year, so I hope I can go out and deliver,” said Taylor. “I hope that this race [the Skiathlon] just blew the cobwebs away a little bit and I can go and enjoy that race [10km free] and fight back a little bit.”
It is this event which has delivered Taylor who lowest FIS points results, achieving top 10 finishes at Alpen Tour and US Super Tour races over the last three years.