The Latest: After recent rain, blue sky greets skiers for GS

Posted at 8:08 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 08:08:08-05

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local):

2 p.m.

After rain and strong gusts for the past two days, a blue sky and calmer conditions will greet the skiers in the giant slalom.

For only the second time in an individual event at these world championships, the course has not been shortened and the ski racers will set out from the original start.


1:40 p.m.

Marcel Hirscher looks to have shrugged off illness and is slated to compete in the giant slalom at the world championships.

The seven-time overall World Cup champion from Austria will be the fifth skier on the course in the first leg.

Hirscher has been dealing with flu-like symptoms that forced him to cancel a news conference on Wednesday. On Thursday, he hit the slopes for a few practice runs but also spent time in bed, saying he had a "sore throat and a runny nose."

Hirscher is the reigning world and Olympic champion at giant slalom. He is also scheduled to compete in the slalom on Sunday.

The first run begins at 2:15 p.m. local time (1315 GMT). The second run starts at 5:45 p.m. local time (1645 GMT).


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