Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher has had an amazing career – he is a winner of eight consecutive World Cup titles and won 11 medals at the Alpine Skiing World Championships – 7 of them being gold. Not to mention his Olympic success – Hirscher won a silver medal in slalom at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and two gold medals in the combined and giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Italy’s Sofia Goggia won her first race of the season since her comeback from an ankle injury which caused her to miss the start of the season. However, Goggia didn’t let that stop her, winning the ladies’ downhill at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on Saturday. Sofia Goggia clocked in at one minute, 29.77 seconds. Joana Haehlen came in second place, 0.36 seconds behind the Italian. Haehlen unfortunately missed out on the typical finish line issue, due to timekeeping issues that didn’t make her run time immediately available. Nicole Schmidhofer had ‘unofficially’ rounded up the top three, while officials had to check and verify the race times for athletes who were affected by the timekeeping issues. Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami was unofficially in fourth place prior to the check, however after officials made their verifications, Gut-Behrami was then confirmed as the final podium athlete in third place, while Schmidhofer was verified in fourth place.…
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.
We’ve seen many skiers step up their game this season, and Nicole Schmidhofer is just one of them! She was the female World Champion in super-G in 2017, but hadn’t won a World Cup race in the discipline, that is, until Saturday’s race at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.