LIVE UPDATES: Shiffrin in GS, Kilde in men's downhill highlight packed day of skiing

Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 06, 2022

It’s shaping up to be a dream day on the slopes for Mikaela Shiffrin and boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who could both score Olympic gold on a jam-packed Sunday of Alpine skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Thanks to a weather postponement, Kilde’s men’s downhill – originally planned for Saturday evening – will take place directly in between the first and second runs of the women’s giant slalom, where Shiffrin is the defending gold medalist.

Follow along with the live blog below for to-the-minute updates as the action unfolds across the networks of NBC Universal.

Stream the women's giant slalom and men's downhill on
Women’s Giant Slalom – Run 1 8:30 p.m. ET LINK
Men’s Downhill 11 p.m. ET LINK
Women’s Giant Slalom – Run 2 1:30 a.m. ET LINK




12:00 a.m. ET – Clarey, 41, stuns with 2nd-place run

France's Johan Clarey is in position to become the oldest Alpine skiing medalist of all time as he finishes one tenth behind Feuz and slots into the silver medal position.


11:57 p.m. ET – Travis Ganong outside top 10

Team USA's Travis Ganong finishes 1.70 off the pace.


11:52 p.m. ET – USA's Cochran-Siegle skies to eighth

Ryan Cochran-Siegle was unable to challenge for the podium places but managed to earn himself a spot in the top-10.



11:44 p.m. ET – Beat Feuz takes over gold medal spot

Switzerland's Beat Feuz, the most consistent downhill skier of all time lacking only Olympic gold on his resume, might have done enough to change that. He takes over the lead from Mayer at 1:42.69


11:39 p.m. ET – Kilde unable to catch Mayer

Norwegian favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde take over second place, but could not out-ski Mayer, who maintains a .35 lead.


11:33 p.m. ET – Matthias Mayer skies into first

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Matthias Mayer, who struggled mightily to find the racing line during training, set the new top time of the race at 1:42.85. The 31-year-old Austrian won the downhill at Sochi 2014 and the super-G in PyeongChang 2018.



11:22 p.m. ET – Bennett just misses top time

After a 15 minute course delay, Team USA's Bryce Bennett was on track to potentially overtake Kriechmayr before an error near the bottom of the course disrupted his time. He ends up in second by .80.


11:06 p.m. ET – 'The Rock' claims first crash victim

Dominik Schwaiger of Germany, the second skier down the mountain, suffered a rough high-speed crash which has put the event in a delay.


11:02 p.m. ET – Men's downhill underway

Vincent Kriechmayr sets the opening mark of 1:43.45. Team USA's Bryce Bennett coming up in the 3rd spot.


10:18 p.m. ET – Men's downhill coming up

Stream the men's downhill starting at 11 p.m. ET as Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Bryce Bennett unleash the speed.
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10:13 p.m. ET – Mother/daughter moment

Mikaela Shiffrin's mother and coach, Eileen, offered some words of encouragement after her daughter disappointingly crashed out of the women's giant slalom.

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SEE MORE: Mikaela Shiffrin reflects on 'heartbreaking' crash in GS

10:05 p.m. ET – Women's GS Run 1 concludes

Sweden's Sara Hector leads the women's giant slalom at the halfway point with a first run of 57.56. With Mikaela Shiffrin out, Nina O'Brien leads all Americans in sixth place, 1.25 back of the lead. Of the 82 participants, 21 failed to make it down the course.

SEE MORE: Sweden's Sara Hector quickest in giant slalom first run

9:10 p.m. ET – USA' Nina O'Brien into 6th

American Nina O'Brien finishes in 58.81, good enough for sixth place after 21 skiers.


8:40 p.m. ET – Shiffrin suffers shocking crash

Defending gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is out of the women's giant slalom competition after losing an edge on the icy course.


SEE MORE: Mikaela Shiffrin crashes out, eliminated in Run 1 of giant slalom


8:37 p.m. ET – Bassino crashes out

Italy's Marta Bassino is the first athlete to fail to finish the course. Her crash early on in the run removes her from contention in the GS.


8:35 p.m. ET – Brignone takes big lead

Federica Brignone of Italy, wearing the No. 3 bib, sets the first competative time of 57.98, over a second faster than Vlhova and Michelle Gisin.


8:32 p.m. ET – Petra Vlhova struggles

Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, the world's top-ranked slalom skier and the first athlete down the "Ice River" course, finished in 59.34 after an error-filled run.


8:27 p.m. ET – Women's GS run 1 is LIVE!

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8:11 p.m. ET – Wind conditions looking up

After back-to-back days of weather postponements due to high winds at the Yanqing Alpine Skiing Center, current measurements are holding steady at a calm 2.5 m/s (5.6 mph) at the giant slalom start gate.

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7:42 p.m. ET – Mikaela Shiffrin arrives

The defending Olympic giant slalom gold medalist has taken to the slopes a the Yanging Alpine Skiing Center. Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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7:35 p.m. ET – Start Lists

Petra Vlhova leads off, <strong>Mikaela Shiffrin</strong> starts 7th.