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High winds delay Shiffrin as Canada lands double gold

(CNN)US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin's bid for a first gold of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea was put on hold after high winds forced the women's giant slalom to be postponed. Shiffrin, 22, has been compared to Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps as she looks to add to her Olympic tally. She could compete in all five alpine events and was favored to win Monday's scheduled race. The women's giant slalom will now take place on Thursday at Yongpyong Alpine Centre. High winds also disrupted the alpine schedule at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre Sunday, with conditions forcing the men's downhill to be postponed until Thursday. Gusts of 50 mph made it impossible for the gondolas taking the skiers up the mountain to be safely operated. ...