The opening event of alpine skiing was postponed because of bad weather

2022-05-20 0 By

The first alpine skiing event of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held at xuefeiyan National Alpine Skiing Center on Wednesday, but the opening men’s downhill final was postponed due to bad weather.A skier tries skiing during a training exercise at the National Alpine Ski Center in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 1, 2018.The match, originally scheduled to be held at 11 o ‘clock on the same day, started at 12 o ‘clock, 13 o ‘clock and 14 o ‘clock, before the match referee announced the postponement.”It’s a very common situation in the sport.”Italian team leader Massimo Rinaldi said: “The weather is perfect for alpine skiing, dry, blue sky every day, high visibility, the only uncertainty is the wind.”As an outdoor sport, alpine skiing is considered to be a “watch the sky and eat the food” competition.Snow conditions on the track and weather changes such as fog, snow, wind or rain in the mountains directly affect the course of the race.The men’s downhill race, known as the “flying man war” on snow, has a track length of about 3,000 meters with a drop of about 900 meters. Top athletes can glide at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour or more.In order to ensure the safety of players, the competition organization is in the process of dynamic adjustment.Xu Mingfu of China takes part in the men’s downhill downhill training for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing, Capital of China, Feb. 3, 2018.Bad weather has caused delays in alpine skiing events.The men’s downhill event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang was postponed for four days due to gale-force winds.Thick fog delayed the start of events like the women’s Super G at the 2014 Sochi Olympics;At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the men’s downhill and women’s all-around events were postponed due to slushy snow conditions caused by days of rain and high temperatures.Iaf communications director Jeanne Wiedek said organizers had set aside “alternate days” based on the experience of previous Winter Games, which had not been scheduled in order to prepare for possible changes to the schedule.According to the International Snow Federation, the adjusted schedule of men’s downhill competition will be released after 16:00 on June 6.Lu Xianting Wang Qinou source Xinhua News Agency editor Long Piao editor Li Jie Liu Sibo