In light of Mikaela Shiffrin’s massive win in Sweden this week – her 14th World Cup win of the season – everyone has been raving about Shiffrin’s dominance in the skiing sport right now. With her win on Tuesday being her 14th victory this season, she is currently tied with Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider’s 1989 record of winning the most wins within a single season!
With the Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre finally at a close, it’s time to recap all the excitement that went down in Sweden! From Mikaela Shiffrin proving herself once again, to Aksel Lund Svindal making the final mark of his international career. Here’s a recap of some of the biggest moments of this year’s Alpine Ski Championships. We saw the most successful female Alpine skier in history, Lindsey Vonn, retire from the sport after her Bronze win at the World Championships. Austrian skier, Aksel Lund Svindal, also took the final race of his career, winning silver in the Downhill event. No surprises with Mikaela Shiffrin – the skiing star has been the one of the most exciting athletes to watch this championship. With 2 golds, and 2 bronze under her belt, she’s proven her break to give her body some time to recover was well worth it. Another great…
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After winning her fourth gold medal at the world ski championships on Tuesday, Shiffrin decided to take some time to rest and refocus for the upcoming slalom races next week. She missed out on the Alpine combined race – where she would’ve been a crowd favourite – as well as the downhill and team event.
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships kicked off on the 4th of February in Åre, Sweden. It’s been an exciting week so far, with epic wins from Mikaela Shiffrin, Kjetil Jansrud, Wendy Holdener and more!
With the Championships almost coming to an end – the last event being the Men’s Slalom event on the 17th of February – we think it’s time for a medal count!
Here’s a break down of the medals that have been won so far by the top 8 countries.
Norwegian Jarl Magnus Riiber won his tenth World Cup victory this season, beating out Finland’s IIkka Herola in Klingenthal by 0.5 seconds. The race, which was held on Sunday, still went underway, despite snowy and stormy weather conditions. However, jumping was not possible in these conditions, which meant Friday’s (February 1st) provisional competition jumps had to be used instead).
It’s been a great season for Maren Lundby, winning her fifth gold in a row on Sunday! The Olympic champion made winning jumps of 90.0 and 88.5 to finish with a total of 250.8 points. Japanese skier, Sara Takanashi came in second with jumps of 88m and 89m with a final score of 241.2 points. Germany’s Katharina Althaus took third place with 121 points.