Squaw Valley Sweep for Shiffrin

Squaw Valley Sweep for Shiffrin

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2017-03-11 15:58
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA – (March 11, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) did it again! A day after winning the giant slalom, Shiffrin won again, this time in slalom at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in front of 12,000 fans on a sunny California day.

“I love the crowd,” Shiffrin said. “They cheered so hard! It’s just awesome that 12,000 people today came to watch. In the U.S., that’s so big, and we loved hearing them!”

Saturday’s victory was Shiffrin’s 25th World Cup slalom win and puts her squarely in the driver’s seat to win her first overall World Cup title next week in Aspen, Colorado.

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Mikaela Shiffrin won her fourth-straight slalom crystal globe following her victory Saturday at Squaw Valley. (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)

 


 

Thrilling World Cup Victory for Shiffrin

Thrilling World Cup Victory for Shiffrin

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2017-03-10 16:31
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 10, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) provided more than 8,000 ski racing fans lining Squaw Valley's Red Dog course with a thrilling victory, and moved one step closer to the overall World Cup title after winning Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

“It’s awesome,” Shiffrin said. “The people in California are so nice. It’s great to win in front of my own home country crowd.”

Friday’s victory was Shiffrin’s fourth career World Cup giant slalom win and 30th career World Cup victory. Italy’s Federica Brignone finished second, followed by World Cup giant slalom leader Tessa Worley of France in third.

 


 

Watch Shiffrin’s Globe Quest on NBC

Watch Shiffrin’s Globe Quest on NBC

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2017-03-09 22:42
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (Mar. 9, 2017) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to Squaw Valley for the first time since 1969, when local legend Billy Kidd took home slalom gold on home snow. This weekend, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) will lead the charge on a quest for gold and globes on a challenging, relentless Red Dog track in Squaw Valley for the final stop of the World Cup tour before World Cup Finals in Aspen.

As a part of its NBC partnership, the U.S. Ski Team expanded its broadcast to include both NBC as well as live coverage of the women’s slalom on Saturday on NBCSN, where Shiffrin could wrap up the World Cup slalom title.

 


 

First Career Alpine Combined Victory for Shiffrin

First Career Alpine Combined Victory for Shiffrin

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2017-02-26 08:13
 

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 26, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined event Sunday, and increased her overall World Cup lead heading into final races of the season.

Racing once again under brilliant blue skies and on a soft track, Shiffrin laid down a solid first run of super G, and then attacked the second run slalom to take the victory over Italy’s Federica Brignone in second, and Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec in third.

“I was really psyched with my super G this morning,” Shiffrin said. “I took a really big step forward from yesterday and I was happy with that. Of course the slalom was great; I made a little mistake at the top, but I was attacking so I don’t think it cost me too much. I’m happy to go into the U.S. races with the overall lead.”

 


 

Stuhec Wins Again as Shiffrin 13th in Super G

Stuhec Wins Again as Shiffrin 13th in Super G

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2017-02-25 06:07
 

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 25, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) scored valuable points toward the overall World Cup title Saturday, finishing 13th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G under brilliant blue skies and warm sunshine.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won Saturday’s race by 0.50 seconds over Italy’s Elena Curtoni in second, and 1.09 seconds over Austria’s Stephanie Venier. With the victory Saturday and her second-place finish in the alpine combined Friday, Stuhec is only 258 points behind Shiffrin in the overall standings.

Once again Saturday, athletes faced soft snow surfaces as temperatures in Crans-Montana reached into the lower 40s.

 


 

Stuhec Narrows Gap ... Slightly

Stuhec Narrows Gap ... Slightly

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2017-02-24 08:16
 

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24, 2017) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup resumed after the World Championships break with challenging conditions in Crans-Montana which saw the top U.S. racers withdrawing from the start. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) maintained her overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup lead despite not starting Friday’s alpine combined event.

Italy’s Federica Brignone won the race, which was delayed due to fog and soft course conditions for the first run super G. It was Brignone’s fourth career World Cup victory. Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec was second, followed by Austria’s Michaela Kirchgasser in third. Shiffrin, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) did not start the first run.

 


 

World Cup Returns With Speed Events

World Cup Returns With Speed Events

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2017-02-23 13:02
 

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 23, 2017) – With the St. Moritz World Championships in the books, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit resumes this weekend at Crans-Montana, Switzerland for the women and Kvitfjell, Norway for the men.   

All eyes will be on the young Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who is fresh off a pair of World Championships medals – including a commanding 1.64-second win to grab the hat-trick slalom title. But that’s not even the biggest reason all eyes are on her.

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Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates winning the women's slalom race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz. (Getty Images/AFP-Fabrice Coffrini)

 


 

Shiffrin Dominates to Third Consecutive Slalom Title

Shiffrin Dominates to Third Consecutive Slalom Title

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2017-02-18 07:21
 

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 18, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) became the first female skier in 78 years to win three consecutive World Championship slalom titles at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Saturday.

In explosive fashion under a bright blue sky and skiing on a rock-hard course, Shiffrin matched Germany’s Christl Cranz (1937, 1938, 1939) as the only ski racers to win three slalom titles in a row.

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Mikaela Shiffrin won Saturday’s FIS Alpine Ski World Championships slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Alexis Boichard)

 


 

Shiffrin Skis To First GS Medal

Shiffrin Skis To First GS Medal

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2017-02-16 06:53
 

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 16, 2017) – With the fastest second run of the day, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) grabbed her first career World Championships giant slalom medal Thursday, finishing second on a sun-soaked course at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Tessa Worley of France took the victory, her second World Championship giant slalom title, as Italy’s Sofia Goggia finished third, her first World Championship medal as well. Megan McJames (Park City, UT) was the only other American to qualify for the second run, finishing 21st.

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Mikaela Shiffrin grabbed her first giant slalom medal at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz. (Getty Images/AFP-Fabrice Coffrini)

 


 

Live From St. Moritz on NBC

Live From St. Moritz on NBC

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2017-02-07 04:04
 

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 6, 2017) – The 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz begins on Tuesday and every event will be streamed live for American fans on NBCsports.com and the NBC Sports app. Plus, NBCSN is presenting over 12 hours of live coverage throughout the week, while NBC will air weekend coverage.

The extensive coverage across NBC Sports Group is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and NBC. The USSA acquired the domestic broadcast rights to ensure development of the strongest possible live streaming and broadcast exposure for alpine ski racing across America, akin to what it did with the Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships two years ago.

 


 

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