Feb 18, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT
You’ve waited long enough: Mikaela Shiffrin finally makes her Olympic debut on Tuesday in the giant slalom:
Women’s giant slalom run 1: 12:30 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Women’s giant slalom run 2: 4 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
The giant slalom isn’t the 18-year-old’s strongest event, but she still has a chance to make the podium.
Slovenia’s Tina Maze ranks among the favorites, although she has struggled a bit in the discipline lately. Also of note: Austria’s Anna Fenninger, Swedes Jessica Lindell-Vikarby and Maria Pietilae Holmner and even U.S. star Julia Mancuso (although Mancuso isn’t expected to be a top contender).
Some injuries thin down the field, but it’s still an impressive group and should be exciting to watch.
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