Gu Ailing’s second event was postponed due to bad weather

2022-04-26 0 By

Qilu Evening News · Qilu Yidian reporter Feng Zihan Intern Wu Yanan “Gu Ailing race postponed” was the top trending topic recently, because of heavy snow.According to the latest schedule, the women’s slopestyle qualification of freestyle skiing, which is jointly participated by Gu Ailing and Yang Shuorui of China, has been moved from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, and the final of the event will be held on Feb. 15.Freestyle skiing is not the only skiing event, but many snow sports are vulnerable to changes in the weather, such as fog, snow, wind or rain.Why do you fear snow when you are competing with snow?First of all, the temperature rise accompanying snow will affect the snow and snow quality of the track, so the type and amount of waxing athletes need to make corresponding adjustments;Second, the new snow brought by snow will make the surface soft, friction increase is not conducive to the performance of players.Thirdly, the visibility is low in snowy weather, which will affect the sight of athletes and judges, especially for high-speed skating athletes, which is very dangerous.To be specific, the event may be postponed, postponed or even cancelled due to weather conditions, depending on the decision of the IOC, individual federations and judges.It is important to note that the race is not stopped because of the amount of snow, but because of the consistency of the snow surface on the track.The core of this is to ensure the health and safety of the players.After a professional evaluation, the first run of the men’s giant slalom was not cancelled due to the weather. A total of 35 out of 89 athletes failed to finish the first run, but the second run was rescheduled from 13:45 to 15:00.Fortunately, China’s Xu Mingfu and Zhang Yangming overcame the difficulties and advanced to 33rd and 36th place.In fact, weather postponements at the Winter Olympics are quite common.Only four of the last 23 Winter Olympics have had no events postponed or cancelled due to weather, while the remaining 19 have had events postponed, postponed or even cancelled due to inadequate weather conditions.Artificial snow was not used for the 14th Winter Olympics, held in Sarajevo in 1984, but reliance on natural snow proved problematic.After being hit by snow on the first day, countless games were postponed or cancelled over the next three days.Consecutive cancellations of alpine skiing and postponement of all events for at least four days;The men’s downhill was postponed three times, for a total of seven days;Speed skating, bobsled, bobsled and other events have also been postponed.The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver saw the warmest February on record, forcing the Committee to change its plans.Including alpine skiing, men’s all-around postponement;Many events, including bobsleigh, Nordic combined, luge and women’s snowboarding, have been interrupted or postponed.However, the Beijing Winter Olympics has a number of magic tricks to deal with inclement weather.The official of the Genting Venue complex in Zhangjiakou said that during the Winter Olympics, there are often strong winds and cold weather, and the construction of storm walls under the guidance of the International Snow Federation experts is to reduce the probability of injury and delay or cancel the games.At the National Cross-country Ski Center, athletes successfully used the chute during the 12th race.If there is snow in the chute, it will greatly affect the speed and performance of the athletes.Thanks to this, the mountain operation team of the venue started the emergency mechanism in advance and arranged a 20-person snow clearing team to blow snow on the 5-kilometer track, ensuring the operation of the event.