February 12, 2018 / 1:17 AM / a year ago

Olympics: Snowboarding - Women's slopestyle final delayed

Feb 10, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Olympic officials groom the course after the cancellation of the women's slopestyle event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Phoenix Snow Park. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The women’s snowboard slopestyle event at the Winter Olympics continues to be plagued by the fierce winds blowing through Phoenix Snow Park with the final delayed on Monday.

The final had been scheduled to start at 1000 local time (0100 GMT) but has been delayed for at least 75 minutes.

Qualification for the event was canceled on Sunday due to the wind, with all of 26 the competitors progressing straight into the final, which will consist of two runs.

The best score over the two runs counts as their final mark.

Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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