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 Julia Waal drove home with her Hingham girls’ alpine ski teammates a year ago as a champion in the giant slalom to go along with the program’s second straight team title in the state championships held at Wachusett Mountain. Scott Souza,, "Hingham girls ski into States with momentum on their side," 27 Feb. 2020 The combined matches downhill (and Super-G) specialists against slalom (and giant slalom specialists) specialists. Tim Layden,, "Twelve Years After Winning Unlikely Gold, Ted Ligety Looks to Further Boost His Legacy in PyeongChang," 13 Feb. 2018 Djurestaal finished the four-day race series with two giant slalom wins, two slalom wins and a third-place finish in a third slalom. Anchorage Daily News, "UAA wraps up FIS ski race series at Alyeska with giant slalom wins," 5 Feb. 2020 Mikaela Shiffrin's giant slalom win on Thursday was gold medal No. Chris Chavez,, "PyeongChang Olympics Medal Count: Norway Reclaims Lead; Germany Adds Yet Another Gold," 15 Feb. 2018 In the giant slalom in Aspen, Nilsen led the team in seventh place, Dominic Unterberger was ninth and Olav Sanderberg 10th. Anchorage Daily News, "UAA alpine ski team returns from long road trip for some home-hill training and racing," 19 Jan. 2020 Rogers was ninth in the giant slalom at Wachusett last year. Scott Souza,, "Hingham girls ski into States with momentum on their side," 27 Feb. 2020 In 2007, Anchorage’s Kieffer Christianson — who went on to ski for the U.S. Ski Team — won gold in the slalom and silver in the giant slalom at the Topolino series. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage teen qualifies for prestigious alpine ski series in Italy," 5 Jan. 2020 Four years later, Shiffrin won gold in the giant slalom and silver in the combined. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "From LeBron James to Tiger Woods to Simone Biles: Who made our list of top 50 athletes this decade?," 19 Dec. 2019

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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