giant slalom

noun

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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First was Saturday’s Super-G, which Shiffrin dropped after racing the giant slalom and slalom the two previous days. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Showdown with Mikaela Shiffrin on hold, it's all Lindsey Vonn in Winter Olympics downhill," 19 Feb. 2018 Hirscher is the favorite in the giant slalom and slalom, both of which are next week. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Twelve Years After Winning Unlikely Gold, Ted Ligety Looks to Further Boost His Legacy in PyeongChang," 13 Feb. 2018 In Pyeongchang, Shiffrin will first face her specialties, the technical events: the giant slalom and slalom. Anchorage Daily News, "Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin masters the downhill in her spare time," 8 Feb. 2018 Charles Flaherty, 17, competed in the men’s giant slalom Sunday and became the first athlete in 20 years at the Winter Olympics to represent Puerto Rico. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Puerto Rico's Alpine skier is 'pride of the island' after racing in 2018 Winter Olympics," 19 Feb. 2018 In the men’s giant slalom, Team USA’s two-time medalist Ted Ligety wasn’t able to bag it up in PyeongChang. Kathryn Lundstrom, SI.com, "Sunday Olympic Digest: Americans Get Some Silver; Alex and Maia Shibutani Are Back on the Ice," 18 Feb. 2018 The women's giant slalom was initially scheduled for Monday but moved to Thursday. Pat Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold," 15 Feb. 2018 On Monday, the women’s giant slalom was called off as well, despite bright sun. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Strong Winds Bring More Skiing Delays, and Good News for Shiffrin," 11 Feb. 2018 On Saturday morning in South Korea, Vonn raced in the super-G, a high-speed hybrid of downhill and giant slalom. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Lindsey Vonn is Successful and Famous and Happy. And Laughing at Her Trolls.," 19 Feb. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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