• Mon. Mar 20th, 2023

Shiffrin closes in on snowboarding report with first-run GS lead


Mar 19, 2023

SOLDEU – Mikaela Shiffrin posted the quickest first-run time within the big slalom on the World Cup Finals on Sunday, positioning herself for a report twenty first profession win within the self-discipline.

Shiffrin might transfer previous Vreni Schneider after matching the Swiss standout’s mark of 20 World Cup GS victories final week. The American has gained six of the final seven occasions and took the GS world title final month.

The general report, between women and men, is held by Swedish nice Ingemar Stenmark, who gained 46 big slaloms within the Seventies and 80s.

Shiffrin has secured the general, slalom and GS titles this season and set the report for many profession wins with 87.

One other race win would see the American set a private finest of two,206 World Cup factors from 31 begins this season, two factors greater than her tally from 2018-19, when she competed in 26 races.

With the solar beaming down on the Avet course, Shiffrin opened the race in 56.60 seconds to construct a lead of greater than six-tenths of a second.

“This run felt like the very best I can do,” Shiffrin stated. “I feel it was actually fairly a little bit of luck to attract bib 1 as we speak. For certain, I had the very best floor. And I additionally tried to be actually lively and reap the benefits of that.”

Canada’s Valerie Grenier, Italy’s Marta Bassino and Poland’s Maryna Gasienica-Daniel all trailed the American by between 0.62 and 0.65.

Three of the highest seven ranked racers didn’t end, as Petra Vlhova, who gained Saturday’s slalom, Federica Brignone and Olympic champion Sara Hector all missed a gate.

Lara Intestine-Behrami misplaced a ski pole early in her run after hitting a gate together with her left hand however the Swiss skier nonetheless posted the sixth-fastest time.

Two-time former world champion Tessa Worley of France was seventh in what she stated could be the final race of her profession.

The second run is scheduled for later Sunday.


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