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Shiffrin to start 2nd in giant slalom amid wind and rain

February 14, 2019
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, shows her gold medal of the women's super-G, flanked by silver medallist Italy's Sofia Goggia, left, and bronze medal's Switzerland's Corinne Suter, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Wind and rain could affect the women’s giant slalom at the world championships.

The first run is slated to start at 2:15 p.m. (1315 GMT) and the second run at 5:45 p.m. (1645 GMT).

Amid unseasonably warm weather in the Swedish resort of Are, it was raining on the course 90 minutes before the race was to begin.

Strong winds on the upper section were also an issue.

Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin starts second among 98 competitors.

Shiffrin already won gold in the super-G.

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