Stoked for the Stockholm City Event

Stoked for the Stockholm City Event

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2017-01-30 17:11
 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Jan. 30, 2017) – Spirits are high and the athletes are feeling the energy of a special place called Hammarbybacken, home to this year’s only City Event on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup schedule.

It’s not often athletes escape to the city life for an event like this, and Stockholm seems the perfect home for it. Tickets are sold out and the crowd will be rowdy Tuesday night for the event, in which Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) is a clear favorite. Shiffrin has never won a City Event, but did podium with a third-place finish in Moscow in 2013. Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) will also compete in Tuesday’s event. No American men qualified for the event.

 


 

Shiffrin Surprises to Fourth Place in Cortina

Shiffrin Surprises to Fourth Place in Cortina

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2017-01-29 06:15
 

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 29, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) showed off her speed skills, coming from bib 31 to steal fourth place in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Cortina—her best ever finish in a speed event.

It was a bright and sunny day in Cortina with 60 women racing the super G course set by U.S. Ski Team coach Chris Knight. Lara Gut of Switzerland came into the race heavily favored, trying to take the overall lead from Shiffrin, but a crash at a tough blind gate caused her to DNF. The race was assumed over after the first 30, but Shiffrin, running 31st, put down a crazy fast run, even leading a few of the splits, to finish just off the podium in fourth. Staring at the board after skiing through the lights, she let out a yell, surprising even herself by the fast result.

 


 

Shiffrin Fifth at Kronplatz Giant Slalom

Shiffrin Fifth at Kronplatz Giant Slalom

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2017-01-24 06:10
 

KRONPLATZ, Italy (Jan. 24, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) rebounded from a disappointing first run to lay down a solid second run to finish fifth in Tuesday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

In front of the home-country crowd, Italy went 1-3 with Federica Brignone taking the victory and Marta Bassino in third. Tessa Worley of France was second. Brignone’s victory was only her second career World Cup giant slalom win, and her third career World Cup victory.  

Shiffrin Kronplatz
Mikaela Shiffrin skied a solid second run to finish fifth in Tuesday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom. (Getty Images/AFP-Tiziana Fabi)

 


 

Shiffrin Ties For Third in Flachau

Shiffrin Ties For Third in Flachau

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2017-01-10 16:10
 

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 10, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) rebounded from a disappointing first run to land on the podium in a tie for third Tuesday night under the lights at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom.

Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, the defending World Cup slalom champion, won her first slalom of the season by 0.58 over Norway’s Nina Loeseth in second, while Shiffrin and Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener tied for third, 0.78 back.


Mikaela Shiffrin scored another podium result in Tuesday night's slalom in Flachau, Austria. (Getty Images/AFP-Johann Groder)

 


 

Shiffrin Powers to 24th Career Slalom Victory

Shiffrin Powers to 24th Career Slalom Victory

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2017-01-08 06:01
 

MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 8, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to her 24th career slalom victory Sunday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, and extended her overall World Cup lead to more than 300 points.

Shiffrin, who took a 0.17 first run lead over Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, powered through the second run to win her 27th career World Cup race. Holdener finished second as Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter was third.


Mikaela Shiffrin scored her 24th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom victory in Maribor Sunday. (Getty Images/AFP-Jure Makovec)

 


 

Shiffrin Fourth in Maribor Giant Slalom

Shiffrin Fourth in Maribor Giant Slalom

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2017-01-07 06:59
 

MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 7, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) charged to her 12th career top-five giant slalom result, finishing fourth in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Tessa Worley of France won ahead of Italy’s Sofia Goggia in second and Swiss Lara Gut in third.

Shiffrin took a slim 0.07 first run lead over Goggia on a straight course set. On the second run, she charged the middle section of the course – grabbing a 0.13-second lead at the second split – but wasn’t able to carry her speed through to the finish.

“It was a super fast course and I didn’t quite match the speed that I was carrying,” Shiffrin said. “I’m still learning, so all in all, it’s not a terrible day.”

 

 


 

The Tech Train Rolls On

The Tech Train Rolls On

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2017-01-06 20:01
 

MARIBOR, Slovenia (Jan. 6, 2017) – Old Man Winter has finally arrived in Europe, and he’s been bringing snow, wind and cold temperatures across Europe. And so, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tech train rolls from the Zagreb station onward to Maribor for the women and Adelboden, Switzerland for the men.

The women will race a giant slalom and slalom this weekend in Maribor, then the iconic night slalom on Tuesday in Flachau, while the men now travel to Adelboden for one of the tour's classic GS/SL weekends. Fans can catch all of the action live on NBCSN on both Saturday and Sunday, and via live stream on nbcsports.com.

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has won the last two World Cup giant slalom races, both held in Semmering, Austria. Prior to that, her last GS win was in October 2014 at Soelden, Austria. She’s been on a tech roll, winning four of the last five tech events (two slalom races, two giant slalom races), and she’ll look to carry that fire into the weekend.

 


 

Watch Shiffrin Live from Zagreb on NBCSN

Watch Shiffrin Live from Zagreb on NBCSN

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2017-01-02 15:20
 

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 2, 2017) – The stage is set for the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup “Snow Queen Trophy” race in Zagreb, Croatia. The trophy itself, won by Mikaela Shiffrin each of the last two years the race was held (2013 and 2015), glistens in the hotel lobby under a blue light. It’s up for grabs, and both the men and the women will be fighting for it under the lights in this Zagreb slalom series.

Fans will be able to witness Shifrrin’s attempt to make history LIVE on NBCSN tomorrow, with coverage of the second run starting at 10:00 a.m. EST.

All eyes will be on Shiffrin, who can tie the World Cup women’s record of eight successive slalom victories, held by Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider (1988-89) and Croatia’s own Janica Kostlic (2000-01), who will be in attendance tomorrow. Of course, Shiffrin isn’t big on the records, but this girl is on fire…in fact, she’s won the last 12 World Cup slalom races in which she has started, including 14 of the last 15.

 


 

Shiffrin Sweeps in Semmering

Shiffrin Sweeps in Semmering

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2016-12-29 12:35
 

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 29, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) put together a brilliant, come-from-behind second run to sweep the tech series at Semmering and take her seventh-straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom victory.

Mikaela Shiffrin skis to her third win in three days. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Laurent Salino)

 


 

Shiffrin Shines Again With Second-Straight GS Win

Shiffrin Shines Again With Second-Straight GS Win

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2016-12-28 06:55
 

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 28, 2016) – Wet, heavy snow can’t slow you down when you’re having fun. Just ask Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who battled through a snowstorm to win her second giant slalom in a row at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Wednesday in Semmering.

“There was so much snow coming down, I could feel my skis in the track speeding up, and then coming out slowing down,” Shiffrin said.  “And I was like ‘oh, this isn’t good, it’s gotta be slow!’ So I kept fighting and fighting.”


Mikaela Shiffrin won her second-straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Semmering, Austria, Tuesday. (Getty/Agence Zoom-Laurent Salino)

 


 

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