Girls's World Cup ski races swapped round this weekend

Elena Fanchini is being forced to miss the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics after being diagnosed with a tumour

"It's a hard situation right now with the way the snow is and how they prepared the course", Lindsey Vonn told The Associated Press. Fog at the top added to the problems.

Lindsey Vonn will be weighing her options depending on course conditions before deciding whether to race in Saturday's World Cup super-G in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, where heavy rain this week has played havoc with the race schedule.

Only a shortened run of less than 40 seconds was held on Friday on the upper hill, which included the steep Klammer Stich with a 73-percent grade. She pulled out of another super-G scheduled the following day to rest a knee she described as "a bit sore".

"Of course we all want to race but the conditions have to be good", Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein said. "I'm going to have to see how things look and make a decision tomorrow". Vonn primarily races downhill and super-G.

It's official - Lindsey Vonn will return for her fourth Olympic Winter Games and compete in Pyeongchang this February.

The most decorated world cup ski racer in USA history missed out on Sochi in 2014 because of injury, and even at this time last January her future was anything but clear as she raced for the first time in almost a year following knee and arm injuries.

Saturday's giant slalom victor, Federica Brignone, was second for Italy, more than a second behind her compatriot, with Nadia Fanchini making it an Italian clean sweep of the podium as she finished 1.45s behind Goggia.

American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin, who leads the season's downhill standings after two events, is sitting out this weekend's races to rest.



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