Giant slalom women Olympics Odds

Who wins women's giant slalom during winter olympics 2022?

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Giant slalom is probably to be considered a more intense variation of slalom. The reason is that both the path and the gates are adjusted for higher speeds. In ladies giant slalom, the slope is between 250 and 400 meters and the amount of gates are between 46 and 58. So compared to traditional slalom, this means that the skiers can keep much higher speeds.

It's hard to avoid the fact that modern giant slalom is extremely technical. But despite this, the sport had a humble beginning in traditional skiing from the Nordic countries. And a lot of modern skiing is the result of a combination of military exercises and traditional winter fun. The rules that still govern were established during the 20s and 30s. Modern adjustments regarding equipment has had the ambition to lower the risk for injuries and create more equal competition. Examples of this are the fact that the length of skis was adjusted to 200cm for women during 2004, as a way to manage reoccurring injuries.

Even though giant slalom is an extremely intense and demanding sport, modern changes have had a tendency to cut down on speed. This has, interestingly enough, drawn criticism. Skiers feel that the sport is being somewhat limited by those who have been appointed to make sure that giant slalom stays competitive. But there are others who feel that the changes have been necessary in order to prevent injuries. No matter opinions, spectators will be able to view world class athletes. And historically, speeds are higher and athletes are in better shape than ever.

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