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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Back-To-Back Victory for Mikaela Shiffrin in Kronplatz

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

One day after breaking the Women's World Cup Wins record, Mikaela Shiffrin wins also the second Giant Slalom in Kronplatz. He laid down two exceptional runs to finish ahead of Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel (+0.82) and Olympic champion Sara Hector (+1.19) from Sweden.

"After yesterday I just felt so tired today. That really didn't make it easy today. Because when you're tired, you make mistakes. I just didn't want to make any mistakes today. In the second run I wanted to trust my skiing and push, it worked. It was a great day", Shiffrin said.

Shiffrin was again in a class of its own from top to bottom but especially in the first run. She claimed today in Kronplatz her 84th World Cup victory. Ingemar Stenmark's all-time record of 86 World Cup successes is only two wins away.

It's Shiffrin fifth win in a Giant Slalom and tenth overall this season. She has won 19 World Cup races in the Giant Slalom. Only Vreni Schneider (20) has won as many World Cup Giant Slalom races among women as Shiffrin. She won four of the last ive women's Giant Slalom races in the World Cup (2 in Semmering,1 in Kranjska Gora, and 2 in Kronplatz).

I think between the second race in Kranjska Gora and these two races yesterday and today it’s the best Giant Slalom skiing I ever did. I feel so good with it. I love the feeling I have on GS skis right now”, Shiffrin added.

Ragnhild Mowinckel finished in second place, her 12th podium in the World Cup. The 30-year-old Norwegian finds her way back to her old strength in time for the World Championships. She has taken time to get back to her best after tearing her ACL in 2019, but her first Giant Slalom podium in almost three years combined with a Super-G win in Cortina D’Ampezzo last week, has made her feel a whole lot better.

For sure, I am super excited about today. It’s been challenging for me in Giant Slalom, it’s been good, it’s been not so great and now I am finally making everything fit together, the gear fits and the skiing fits”, Mowinckle said.

Third place went to Sara Hector from Sweden, who lost a lot of time in the second round but Hector was delighted with her return to the podium.

I am so happy, it feels amazing. It was some tough weeks but now it feels so great to have been able to do it”, said Hector.


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