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Women’s Giant Slalom in Soelden Canceled

By Courtney Harkins
October, 22 2022
Soelden canceled
Staff clears snow from barriers as the women’s giant slalom event was canceled due to weather conditions in Soelden, Austria. (Getty Images - Johann Groder)

The women’s debut World Cup of the season was canceled in Soelden, Austria. Warm weather and rain followed by wet snow combined to present unsafe conditions for the giant slalom and the organizers called the race early in the morning on Saturday.

Scheduled to race were Mikaela Shiffrin, who has podiumed six times in Soelden, Paula Moltzan, Nina O’Brien, Katie Hensien, Stella Johansson, Allie Resnick and Ava Sunshine. Nina O’Brien and Allie Resnick are making their returns after injuries last season, while Ava Sunshine and independent athlete Stella Johansson were to make their World Cup debuts.

The organizers are optimistic for the men’s race on Sunday. 2022 Olympic silver medalist Ryan Cochran-Siegle, River Radamus, Tommy Ford and Isaiah Nelson will represent the stars and stripes in their new Kappa speed suits in the Soelden giant slalom.

Rescheduling of the canceled women’s giant slalom will be announced over the next couple of days, according to FIS.