Mikaela Shiffrin took home the Slalom in Schlossberg, after the Giant Slalom yesterday, achieving her 64th success in the World Cup and the 14th consecutive podium in Slalom, becoming the first skier to conquer this milestone. This happened on the eighth anniversary of his first podium in the World Cup in the same place. In 2011, he finished the weekend on the slalom podium for the first time in his career, along with his childhood heroes Marlies Schild and Tina Maze.
“Yesterday was like what I have been working since Courchevel, since I made the decision not to go to Val d’Isere, and trying to get a couple of days off and a really solid approach, high intensity training,” he said Shiffrin. “Everything was to be able to return to Lienz and be better.” All my career, since that career in Lienz, I have tried to be good enough, specifically in GS. It has been a process and a bit of a love / hate relationship. So when I ski very well in GS, it is one of the greatest feelings in history. After Courchevel, I lost all my confidence. It was a great relief to reach the goal and know that the best skiing I could do was indeed good enough. “
“The slalom has been a slightly different story in my career,” he continued. “It is much more solid and stable. I was more excited today. When I can feel the good skiing I want to do, it is always very satisfying to reach the goal and see that it worked. ”
It has been again a battle between Mikaela and Petra Vhlova that has ended behind her for 0.61 seconds. In the first round, they were only 26 cents apart, but in the second round, the American has made an incredible performance that not even Petra has been able to face.
The season of the new faces is not over, luckily, and this has been the turn of Michele Gisin who has climbed to the podium for the first time in Slalom in third position.
Katharina Liensberger finished fourth in the blink of an eye behind Gisin in fourth place risking taking home the second top-3 in less than 24 hours.
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