(Levi) American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin won the second slalom in Levi, Finland, on Sunday, her first win of the season that allowed the American to further improve her all-time Alpine Skiing World Cup record.
Her big slalom rival, Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova, dominated the slalom on Saturday and was in a good lead at the end of Sunday’s first run, but lost in the second run, letting the win slip away.
Mikaela Shiffrin, five-time winner of the big crystal globe, beat Croatian Leona Popović, second by 18 hundredths, and German Lena Dürr (by 30 hundredths). This marks his first podium of the season and his 89the success in the World Cup, bettering his all-time record that he has held since March.
“You should never give up,” Shiffrin replied after the race. “I wanted to tell Petra and her team that they deserved to win today, she was unlucky. »
Canadians Ali Nullmeyer (at +1.24) and Laurence St-Germain (at +1.32) won respectively 7e and 8e ranks.
The Alpine Skiing World Cup continues on November 18 for women, and the first downhills of the season are planned for a new stage between Zermatt (Switzerland) and Cervinia (Italy). The men’s downhills planned for Saturday and Sunday were canceled due to heavy snowfall.