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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On Saturday morning in South Korea, Vonn raced in the super-G, a high-speed hybrid of downhill and giant slalom. Tim Layden,, "Lindsey Vonn is Successful and Famous and Happy. And Laughing at Her Trolls.," 19 Feb. 2018 Austrian skier Anna Veith won Olympic gold in the super-G during the 2014 Sochi Games and claimed the world title in that event and giant slalom the following year. Chuck Schilken,, "NBC's Bode Miller apologizes for suggesting a skier's marriage has negatively affected her performance," 15 Feb. 2018 She is considered likely to enter all five individual women’s races, but for now is only committing to the two that are her best, the slalom and giant slalom. Howard Fendrich, The Seattle Times, "No longer ‘mentally tired,’ Shiffrin eyes ’18 Olympic debut," 9 Feb. 2018 The men’s season kicks off Sunday with the traditional giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier, a day after the women’s season opens. Eric Willemsen, The Seattle Times, "A family man now, Hirscher still favorite for overall title," 26 Oct. 2018 Led by giant slalom winner Ryder Sarchett of Idaho's Sun Valley Ski Education Federation, the Intermountain Division swept the top five spots in the boys' GS and landed four skiers in the top 10 of the girls' slalom. Anchorage Daily News, "Blowouts mark 1st day of competition in alpine ski championships at Alyeska," 23 Mar. 2018 Finals scheduled to begin 11:30 p.m. ET In parallel giant slalom snowboarding, all eyes will be on Ester Ledecka, the surprising winner of the Alpine Super-G who is also one of the top snowboarders in the world. USA TODAY, "U.S. curling team out for gold-medal upset and 4 other things to watch on Day 15 of Winter Olympics," 23 Feb. 2018 Austrian champ Marcel Hirscher, the giant slalom gold medalist, was a silver winner in this event back in Sochi. Peter Martinez, CBS News, "2018 Winter Olympics: Americans take gold, silver in men's halfpipe," 21 Feb. 2018 In the morning, Kirk finished third in the giant slalom with an overall time of 1 minute, 9.53 seconds before coming out in the afternoon and winning the slalom in a time of 1:07.81. Keith Dunlap, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan high school skiing finals: Marquette teams dominates Div. 1," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of giant slalom

1937, in the meaning defined above

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