Shiffrin Second In Lenzerheide Super-G
In her return to the World Cup following a difficult Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Mikaela Shiffrin punched her way back into podium position, taking second in the Lenzerheide, Switzerland super-G on Saturday, March 5.
Shiffrin finished 0.38 seconds behind France’s Romane Miradoli in first to earn her best result in the super-G discipline so far in the 21/22 season. Super-G Olympic gold medalist, Lara Gut-Behrami, finished third, 0.88 off the pace. A podium finish for Shiffrin adds 80 points in her overall standings, keeping her in the lead for the overall Crystal Globe ahead of Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova.
“I tried not to think about everything else, just today, just the super-G skiing,” Shiffrin reflected after the race. “I got to the finish line, and thank gosh, I survived. After the last couple of weeks, I really appreciate this.”
Shiffrin DNFed in three technical events at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, more than she has throughout the last four seasons of her career on the World Cup circuit. In addition to battling the emotional tolls of her first major ‘failure’ on the world stage, the soon-to-be 27-year-old has been reconciling with her ability to move forward in her father Jeff’s absence and pursuing sport amidst war in Europe.
“It’s just been heavy,” she said. “Not just because of the Olympics, but of course, that’s a part of it. Everything has felt heavy on my mind and on my heart, and I’m just really grateful and lucky for the people around me that are always trying to stay positive and help me be positive and help me keep focusing on the sport that I love.”
Her teammates, Bella Wright and Keely Cashman, also grabbed pointing scoring finishes, despite a few baubles in challenging course sections. Wright finished 28th in her return to the World Cup circuit, while Cashman finished 30th. Tricia Mangan did not finish.
Next up in the rare race weekend combination in Lenzerheide, Switzerland is the women’s giant slalom on Sunday, March 6.
HOW TO WATCH
*All times EST
Sunday, March 6, 2022
4:00 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom, run 1 - LIVE, Lenzerheide, SUI, Streaming Peacock
5:00 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Men’s Super-G - LIVE, Kvitfjell, NOR, Streaming Peacock, Streaming Ski and Snowboard Live
7:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom, run 2 - LIVE, Lenzerheide, SUI, Broadcast Olympic Channel, Streaming Peacock
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