giant slalom


Definition of giant slalom 

: a slalom race for skiers on a longer and steeper course than that used for the regular slalom

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This time around, the men don’t have an equivalent of, say, a Mikaela Shiffrin, who has the only U.S. Alpine medal so far after winning the women’s giant slalom. Pat Graham, The Seattle Times, "American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals," 18 Feb. 2018 His second gold came in the giant slalom at Sochi in 2014. Jenna West,, "Saturday Daily Olympic Digest: U.S. Falls to Russia in Men's Hockey; Nathan Chen Makes Skating History," 17 Feb. 2018 The 22-year-old finished fifth in the giant slalom at the 2014 Sochi Games. Houston Chronicle, "The Latest: Mikaela Shiffrin trails by 0.20 seconds in giant slalom," 14 Feb. 2018 The giant slalom has been Ligety’s forte for years. Howard Fendrich, The Seattle Times, "Ligety’s slow 1st run likely ends medal hopes in GS defense," 17 Feb. 2018 The giant slalom will also now be Friday so the events will be back to back. Charlotte Carroll,, "Women's Slalom Postponed Due to Strong Winds at PyeongChang Games," 13 Feb. 2018 Mikaela Shiffrin, 22, took gold in the giant slalom and silver in the Alpine combined; Lindsey Vonn, 33, took bronze in the downhill. Tim Layden,, "Aside From Mikaela Shiffrin, the Outlook for U.S. Skiing in 2022 is Bleak," 23 Feb. 2018 Three North Koreans will compete in the cross-country skiing and another three in the Alpine skiing slalom and giant slalom events. Graham Dunbar, Houston Chronicle, "IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports," 20 Jan. 2018 Gamez beat Georgia Lantz by 1.15 seconds in the U14 giant slalom (1:33.50 to 1:34.65). Anchorage Daily News, "U12, U14 Alpine skiing state championships awarded," 8 Apr. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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