Women's Giant Slalom

The Women’s Giant Slalom is has a very competitive field, which should provide plenty of excitement at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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According to vancouver2010.com, giant slalom is similar to the slalom, with fewer, wider and smoother turns. Each skier makes two runs down two different courses on the same slope. Both runs take place on the same day. Usually the first run is held in the morning and the second in the afternoon. The times for both runs are then combined with the fastest total time determining the winner.

Austrian Kathrin Zettel is favored to win the gold in this event.

Zettel has odds of 10/3 to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book Brobury Sports. Other short odds to win are Kathrin Hoelzl (5/1), Tanja Poutiainen (6/1), and Tina Maze (8/1).

Zettel is a seven-time event winner in the World Cup for the giant slalom, with the most recent win coming on Jan. 16, 2010. She is the 2009 world champion in the super combined.

Hoelzl is a German skier and is the defending world champion in this event. She also holds two World Cup event wins in the last four months.

Poutiainen competes for Finland and she won the silver medal in this event in the 2006 Olympics. She took third in the 2009 world championships and second in 2005 for this event as well. She hold five career World Cup event wins in giant slalom.

Maze competes for Slovenia and she took second in the 2009 world championships for this event. She hold seven World Cup wins, with the most recent coming on March 14, 2009.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and began on Friday, Feb. 12. and will be concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which athlete will win the women’s giant slalom alpine skiing event, see below.

Odds to win Women’s Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing at 2010 Winter Olympics

Kathrin Zettel 10/3 

Kathrin Hoelzl 5/1 

Tanja Poutiainen 6/1 

Tina Maze 8/1 

Manuela Moelgg 13/1 

Denise Karbon 15/1 

Viktoria Rebensburg 17/1 

Federica Brignone 17/1 

Maria Riesch 17/1 

Anja Paerson 20/1 

Lindsey Vonn 20/1 

Elisabeth Goergl 20/1 

Michaela Kirchgasser 25/1 

Maria Pietilae-Holmner 25/1 

Julia Mancuso 25/1 

Tessa Worley 28/1 

Taina Barioz 33/1 

Eva-Maria Brem 40/1 

Fabienne Suter 66/1 

Olivia Bertrand 66/1

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Posted: 2/20/10 12:52PM ET

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