Teen Mikaela Shiffrin, fourth after the opening run, was charging for back-to-back FIS Alpine World Cup slalom wins, when she got stuck leaning back, hooked an edge, hiked and eventually straddled in the night final.
Mikaela Shiffrin produced an impressive final run to finish a career best eighth in the giant slalom held in Semmering. Shiffrin, who had been sick the last few days, vaulted to 10th in the World Cup overall standings.
By Manuele Lang ARE, Sweden, Dec 20 (Reuters) – American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin made the most of some big name absences to take her first World Cup victory in an Alpine skiing slalom in Are on Thursday. With Austrian world champion Marlies Schild injured and overall World Cup holder Lindsey Vonn of the United States […]
Relive the moment Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest American to win a World Cup race, and listen to what she had to say about her podium finish.
At 17 years old, Mikaela Shiffrin becomes the third youngest American to win a World Cup race, behind Kiki Cutter (16 years, 7 months, 1 day) and Judy Nagel (17 years, 5 months, 12 days). She secured the victory by .29 seconds in Slalom and takes the Slalom World Cup points lead.
Seventeen year old Mikaela Shiffrin’s mother talks bout her daughter’s succes during the World Cup.
Seventeen year old American skiier Mikaela Shiffrin talkes about her second World Cup podium finish.
Last year, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) grabbed her very first 3rd place finish in Slalom. This year, she did it again in the first race of the day, this time landing only .74 seconds out of first place.
No. 4: Americans Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety Dominate at Alpine World Championships Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “13 in ’13″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2013 moments. Representing a strong U.S. Ski Team in Schladming, Austria, 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest female world champion since 1985 by taking […]
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