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Blustery conditions in Pyeongchang whip up controversy

Monday - 12/02/2018 20:24
France's Lucile Lefèvre was one of many snowboarders to fall on a blustery Monday at the women's slopestyle final in Pyeongchang. She failed to put down a strong run, finishing in 25th. © Kevin Light/CBC Sports

By Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports

The weather in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was frightful for Olympic athletes on Day 3 of competition.

After the women's snowboard slopestyle qualification runs were cancelled on Sunday due to high winds, officials gave the go-ahead for Monday's medal competition.

It wasn't a popular decision among many of the snowboarders, who were delayed about an hour before getting blown off course — 20 of the 25 women fell on their first run, which raised questions about the event's safety.

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