Shiffrin Ninth, Moltzan 11th In Are Slalom
Mikaela Shiffrin continues to hang on to her lead in the fight for the overall Crystal Globe, sitting 56 points ahead of Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova after finishing ninth in Saturday's slalom in Are, Sweden.
Vlhova, who has already clinched the overall slalom title, finished just off the podium in fourth, 0.25 seconds off of the day's winner, Katharina Liensberger. Norway's Mina Fuerst Holtmann finished second, followed by Switzerland's Michelle Gisin in third. This is the first women's World Cup slalom since January of 2016 in which neither Shiffrin nor Vlhova finished on the podium.
"I felt okay with some of my skiing but never really found good timing," Shiffrin commented. "In the end I liked the feeling of my first run better than my second. But my skiing is feeling good and even in my warm-ups today, it's feeling pretty on point, but its just a matter of doing it the right way in the races and today it wasn't quite there, that's for sure."
"The [giant slalom] last night took the most energy I had out of any race this season. It was a short time to recover for today's race," she added. "But I think it's pretty typical once the season goes on that towards the end you start to feel it a little bit."
Fellow American, Paula Moltzan, also had a strong showing in the slalom despite competing in the giant slalom the previous evening. She finished 11th overall, 0.21 seconds behind Shiffrin. AJ Hurt did not qualify for a second run.
Next week, the women head into the final races of the season at the World Cup finals in Courchevel, France. The battle for the overall crystal globe will come down to the wire for Shiffrin and Vlhova, as the two will compete in the four major disciplines, slalom, giant slalom, super G, and downhill, in hopes of claiming the highest honor of the World Cup season.
HOW TO WATCH
*All times EST.
Sunday, March 13, 2022
4:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Men’s Giant Slalom, run 1 - LIVE, Kranjska Gora, SLO, Streaming Peacock
7:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Men’s Giant Slalom, run 2 - LIVE, Kranjska Gora, SLO, Streaming Peacock
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