Women’s World Ski Cup combined event delayed due to snowfall

Snowfall causes start of Women’s Alpine World Ski Championship combined event delay for one hour

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, is being carried out of the course on a rescue sled after falling during a women's World Cup alpine ski super G race, in Soldeu, Andorra, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

The start of Women’s Alpine World Ski Championship combined event has been delayed for an hour by the organizers, to allow fresh snow to be moved off the course.

The super-G portion is now scheduled for 1030 GMT, followed by the slalom run three hours later.

Saturday on the same course, super-G also had to be postponed for three hours due to wind and snowfall.

Lindsey Vonn, overall World Cup leader, fractured her left knee in the race after stumbling upon a soft spot of snow, but the American is still planning to start in Sunday’s event.

“Drained my knee a few times and it’s feeling a little better. Going to go up on the hill and see how it feels,” Vonn said on her Facebook page.

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