Shiffrin wraps Lake Louise with 10th in World Cup super-G
It's now off to Switzerland
That makes for a pretty decent weekend.
Mikaela Shiffrin took seventh at the World Cup super-G on Sunday in Lake Louise, Alberta, capping a fantastic speed weekend for the World Cup leader.
Shiffrin finished 10th (good for 26 points) in Friday’s downhill, second (80 points) in the second downhill of the weekend and then 10th in super-G (26 more points). Given that 52 of her 62 career wins are in giant slalom and slalom, that’s good work outside of her comfort zone.
Can anyone imagine speedsters Nicole Schmidhofer or Stephanie Venier piling up 132 points in three tech races during one weekend?
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Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg won Sunday’s super-G with Switzerland’s Corinne Suter in second and Venier earning bronze.
That, boys and girls, is why Shiffrin is the best skier on the planet.
This is not even close to hyperbole. As the ladies wrap the first phase of the season — the early tech events in Austria and Finland and the North American swing — Shiffrin already has amassed 472 points. Rebensburg is in second with 235, so Shiffrin has doubled her nearest competitor’s point total even after the German won a race on Sunday and earned the accompanying 100 points.
The women’s World Cup tour heads to St. Moritz, Switzerland for super-G on Saturday and a parallel slalom on Sunday.
Shiffrin competed in and won the St. Moritz super-G, but she has not announced whether she will this year Consider her participation in the parallel slalom a mortal lock.
Shiffrin;’s next World Cup win will move her past Austrian Annemarie Moser-Poll on the all-time wins list. The two are tied four fourth all-time behind only Ingemar Stenmark (86), Lindsey Vonn (82) and Marcel Hirscher (67).
This story will be updated.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.