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Shiffrin Poised for First GS Podium

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2013-12-01 11:51
 

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) – Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sits in second place after laying down an inspired first run for her hometown crowd during the final event of the Nature Valley Raptor women’s World Cup week. The 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom champion landed a career-best sixth in the World Cup opening event in Soelden, but has yet to score a giant slalom podium. Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden sits in first with one run to go. See the final run LIVE on NBC at 2:30p.m. EST.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sits in second place after laying down an inspired first run for her hometown crowd at the Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom on the men’s 2015 World Championships giant slalom course.
  • Shiffrin landed a career-best sixth in the World Cup opening event in Soelden, but has yet to score a giant slalom podium. She has placed more focus on her giant slalom training during the 2014 preparation period.
  • Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) also made the top 30, advancing to the final run in 28th.
  • Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden sits in first with one run to go.
  • See the final run LIVE on NBC at 2:30p.m. EST.

QUOTES
Mikaela Shiffrin
I’m just so psyched to be skiing it this year. I’ve been working hard on my GS and so far it’s the best first run finish I’ve had in my career. So we’ll see how the second run goes but that was getting the jitters out and it was really fun.

I’ve been training more giant slalom this year than I did last year and still trying to keep up with my slalom. My slalom technique is for the most part there; I just have a couple things to refine. Its just keeping up with the quick feet and the rest of it is really just working on how to produce speed in GS and that’s what I’ve been working on.

My only expectation is to ski as well as I can and try to put my training in the races. The biggest bummer is coming down in race and thinking that I left something on the hill. So I’m trying to not do that.

It’s awesome to be here and feel the crowd and see everyone so excited about skiing. I’m definitely not afraid of that support and I’m using it for energy on the hill.

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