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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Combined with her fourth-place finish in giant slalom and seventh-place finish in slalom, Stahla finished second in the overall standings. Anchorage Daily News, "Another Alaska skier makes the podium at U16 regional alpine championships," 26 Mar. 2018 Sang Min Han won South Korea’s first winter medal, a silver in giant slalom back in 2002. Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY, "Five things to know about Paralympics in Pyeongchang," 8 Mar. 2018 On Sunday, Olympic alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her first-ever World Cup gold in the super giant slalom (super-G), event. SELF, "Why Mikaela Shiffrin’s First-Ever World Cup Win in the Alpine Skiing Super-G Event Is so Impressive," 6 Dec. 2018 Perhaps symbolically, Ted Ligety, one of three Americans to win two Alpine gold medals, watched his Olympic career probably come to a close with a disappointing 15th in his signature event, the giant slalom. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "For the Moment, Mikaela Shiffrin Is Looking a Little Lonely at the Top," 24 Feb. 2018 Shiffrin won gold in the giant slalom but finished fourth a day later in her next alpine skiing event, the slalom, coming in just eight-hundredths of a second from bronze. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Silver in Olympic Face-Off With Lindsey Vonn at Women's Alpine Combined Race," 22 Feb. 2018 Tim Clayton - Corbis—Corbis/Getty Images Shiffrin, who won a gold medal in giant slalom at the 2018 Olympics, chose not to visit the White House, according to the Washington Post. Samantha Cooney, Time, "Why Adam Rippon, Lindsey Vonn and More Winter Olympics Stars Skipped the White House Visit With Trump," 27 Apr. 2018 The race was contested seven days after Shiffrin’s gold in giant slalom, on a different mountain, 45 minutes away. Tim Layden,, "Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics Will Be Remembered For a Gold and a Silver, Not Hopes For More," 22 Feb. 2018 French skier Mathieu Faivre was sent home from the Winter Olympics on Sunday after making selfish comments when asked about his teammates' success following the men's giant slalom competition. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "French skier Mathieu Faivre, Mikaela Shiffrin's boyfriend, sent home after ripping team," 19 Feb. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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