February 15, 2018 / 6:09 AM / in 8 months

Alpine Skiing - Shiffrin set for gold in women's giant slalom

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin was set to take the gold medal in the women’s giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday, with all the top 30 having completed the second run and a huge gap separating them from everyone else in the field.

Alpine Skiing – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women's Giant Slalom – Yongpyong Alpine Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 15, 2018 - Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. competes. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel was on course for the silver, and Italy’s Federica Brignone the bronze.

Reporting by Mark Trevelyan; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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