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Mikaela Shiffrin's Olympics were supposed to be easier than this. The giant slalom (Feb. 12), slalom (Feb. 14) and super-G (Feb. 17) were spread out nicely to allow time for her to race, go to the likely medal ceremony, rest and then return. She would be able to train for the downhill (Feb. 21) and the combined (Feb. 23).
But the first two races were postponed. She finally raced the giant slalom Feb. 15 and won. The next day, in her best event (slalom), she was vomiting and failed to win a medal. She opted out of the super-G, which isn't one of her best events, anyway. Also, her boyfriend was sent home.
The downhill isn't her best event, either, but she was fifth, just behind eventual bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn, in the last training run. When the combined was moved to follow the downhill on back-to-back days, she decided to drop out of the downhill.
At least her downhill training runs won't be wasted. The combined consists of a downhill run (9:30 p.m. ET) and a slalom run (1 a.m. ET). As long as she can stay close in the downhill, which seems likely now, she has the slalom speed to make up any deficit.
And, yes, Vonn is competing one more time in this event.
Source : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2760566-pyeongchang-winter-olympics-2018-previewing-what-to-watch-for-on-day-13300