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Ladies' giant slalom final run postponed to Thursday

2010-02-25 02:12:12 GMT2010-02-25 10:12:12 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Working staff fix the track before the women's Giant Slalom 1st run of Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler, Canada, Feb. 24, 2010. Due to the weather, the second round of the event was postponed to Thursday. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Iran's Marjan Kalhor acts during the women's Giant Slalom 1st run of Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler, Canada, Feb. 24, 2010. Due to the weather, the second round of the event was postponed to Thursday. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

China's Xia Lina acts during the women's Giant Slalom 1st run of Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler, Canada, Feb. 24, 2010. Due to the weather, the second round of the event was postponed to Thursday. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Working staff fixes a gate on the track before the women's Giant Slalom 1st run of Alpine Skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler, Canada, Feb. 24, 2010. Due to the weather, the second round of the event was postponed to Thursday. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

WHISTLER, Canada, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The second and final run of the ladies' giant slalom was postponed to Thursday because of the snow that was falling in Whistler, said the 2010 Vancouver Olympics organizers Wednesday.

The final run, initially set to begin Wednesday at 13h15 (21h15 GMT), has been delayed successively to 13h45 (21h45 GMT), 14h15 (22h15 GMT), 14h45 (22h45) and 15h00 (23h00 GMT), but was finally postponed to Thursday.

Later, the organizers announced that the final competition would take place Thursday at 09h30 (17h30 GMT) at the Whistler Creekside park.

Elisabeth Goergl of Austria finished in first place after the first run of Wednesday. Taina Barioz of France and Kathrin Zettel of Austria occupied the second and third places.

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