In-form Swiss racer Lara Intestine-Behrami’s tilt at a primary world gold medal must wait as fog brought about the cancellation of the ladies’s super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo on Tuesday.
The race was scheduled to happen on the Olympia delle Tofana course at 1200 GMT, however the begin was delayed by fog on the high.
Organisers then lowered the beginning by 4 gates and gave a cut-off time of 1330 GMT for the race to start out.
“As a result of fog the ladies’s super-G at @cortina2021 has been cancelled,” the worldwide ski federation (FIS) anounced.
“A possible substitute date and time will probably be communicated in due time.”
Intestine-Behrami has gained 5 world championship medals, together with a silver (2013) and bronze medal (2017) within the super-G.
The Swiss racer who shot to fame as an adolescent with a double-medal displaying on the 2009 worlds in Val d’Isere, France, has been in glorious type this season, successful the final 4 super-G races on the World Cup circuit.
Intestine-Behrami would have been up in opposition to American Mikaela Shiffrin, the reigning world champion, who was bidding so as to add to her world haul of seven medals, together with 5 gold, regardless of not having raced the self-discipline in 12 months.
Additionally within the area was Czech skier Ester Ledecka, who made historical past in Pyeongchang in 2018 when she stormed to Olympic super-G gold in what was one of many largest upsets in Video games historical past, albeit by a hundredth of a second forward of now-retired Austrian Anna Veith.
Ledecka is exclusive in that she flips between alpine snowboarding and snowboarding. In South Korea, she went on to win a second Olympic gold in parallel large slalom on her snowboard — the primary time an athlete has gained medals on skis and a snowboard.
Having nailed two sixth-placed finishes in Garmisch on the again of a World Cup super-G victory in Val d’Isere in December, Ledecka stays a racer wholly able to once more producing the products on the world stage.
The February 8-21 world championship will now open with the boys’s alpine mixed on Wednesday, after the preliminary opening occasion, the ladies’s mixed on Monday, was postponed to February 15 due to heavy in a single day snowfall.
The lads’s super-G, additionally initially scheduled for Tuesday, had already been rescheduled for Thursday.