giant slalom


Definition of giant slalom

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

Examples of giant slalom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the boys, Jaxon Murphy — Ava’s cousin — swept the U14 slalom and giant slalom titles. Anchorage Daily News, 31 Mar. 2021 In giant slalom athletes benefit from experience in the more speed centric downhill and super G races. Christian Stadler, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The win, in giant slalom, would be her first victory since the unexpected February 2020 death of her father, Jeff, whose low-key presence loomed large throughout every aspect of the two-time Olympic champion’s life. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2021 Pinturault won a giant slalom giving him an unbeatable points lead in the standings over breakout Swiss star Marco Odermatt, who placed 11th Saturday., 20 Mar. 2021 Among those is the question of why Hazel, presented as a wily, resourceful skeptic, would have been swept off her feet by Byron, who from their first meeting throws up enough red flags for a giant slalom course. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2021 In giant slalom racing for the girls, U14 champion Ava Murphy was the overall winner and U12 champion Katie Rowekamp was third overall. Anchorage Daily News, 31 Mar. 2021 Ligety had amassed the coveted trophy and five of its doppelgangers by winning six International Ski Federation World Cup series titles in giant slalom or combined between 2008 and ’14. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 Pomagalski finished in sixth place in the parallel giant slalom in Olympic Games in both Salt Lake City and Turin, Italy. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of giant slalom

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Giant slalom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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