Shiffrin wins overall World Cup title, places 2nd in super-G

Mikaela Shiffrin won skiing’s total Earth Cup title for the fourth time on Thursday, fueled by velocity races that turned her expected duel with Petra Vlhová into a runaway accomplishment.

Shiffrin completed 2nd in the tremendous-G at the Entire world Cup Finals — one day right after a surprise victory in the downhill — to set additional tension on Vlhová for the all round title.

The Slovakian skier experienced to end no worse than seventh to quit Shiffrin from extending her lead in the standings over and above 200 points with only their specialty slalom and large slalom races left in excess of the weekend.

The defending champion finished 17th, outside the top 15 scoring destinations, to trail Shiffrin by 236 details.

Shiffrin sat in the snow observing her rival’s run, shielding her eyes powering sun shades, and smiled in her moment of victory. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway gained the race and was the very first to greet Shiffrin with a prolonged hug.

Shiffrin’s boyfriend, Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, was at the top rated of the slope planning to race in the men’s tremendous-G. He is the winner in that self-discipline.

Shiffrin attained her fourth large crystal globe trophy immediately after winning three straight over-all titles from 2017-19, and just one thirty day period just after battling at the Beijing Olympics.

American skier Lindsey Vonn also received four overall titles in her career, trailing behind only Austrian excellent Annemarie Moser-Pröll’s six titles in the 1970s.

In the tremendous-G, Shiffrin concluded .05 seconds guiding Mowinckel. Michelle Gisin of Switzerland was 3rd, .13 driving.

The time-lengthy super-G title had already been secured by Federica Brignone of Italy, who placed 19th on Thursday.

Olympic winner Lara Gut-Behrami skipped a gate and did not end.

Just after enduring just one of the hardest months of her profession at the Olympics, profitable no medals in six situations, Shiffrin rested and skilled for what proved to be a standout March.

Shiffrin and Vlhová started out the thirty day period tied in the standings with eight races left — 5 in their favored specialized disciplines and a few in pace, which equally have historically raced only selectively.

These speed races proved decisive. Shiffrin was runner-up in a super-G in Switzerland, and then opened the World Cup Finals on Wednesday with only her third career victory in downhill.

In people exact same speed races, Vlhová posted benefits of 18th, 16th and 17th, respectively. She also competed in back-to-back downhills on Feb. 26-27 which Shiffrin skipped.

The rest paid off for Shiffrin. Vlhová positioned only 16th and 29th in those races to tie the American in the standings as an alternative of getting an envisioned direct.


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