Mikaela Shiffrin wins the women's giant ski world cup in Semmering, Austria. The US, second after the first heat, reassembled and she got the win n°79 of her career, -3 from Lindsey Vonn's record. Nothing to do for Lara Gut-Behrami, who after dominating the first heat, has to give up behind the American star.
Third the Italian Marta Bassino, who repeats the podium conquered just 24 hours ago, with a third place 47 cents from the leader. Fourth Federica Brignone, at 0''50. Shiffrin commands the general classification with 775 points ahead of Sofia Goggia at 470 and Petra Vhlova at 456.
Bassino is always the leader in the specialty, with Shiffrin second at 260 and Gut-Behrami third at 252. Among the greatest female skiers of all time, she has achieved two Olympic titles, the special slalom in Sochi 2014 and giant slalom in Pyeongchang 2018, and six world titles, such as the special slalom in Schladming 2013, Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 and Sankt Moritz 2017 super-G and special slalom in Åre 2019 and combined in Cortina d'Ampezzo 2021.
In her palmarès he also boasts four general World Cups, a super-G World Cup, a giant slalom World Cup and six special slalom. At the 2021 World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo she won a medal in each of the four competitions in which you took part.
She won gold in the combined, silver in the giant slalom and bronze in the super-G and in the special slalom. In the World Cup she closed that 2020-2021 season in 4th place in the general classification and in 2nd in both the giant slalom and the special slalom, overtaken by the winners Marta Bassino and Katharina Liensberger respectively by 126 and 35 points, her season podiums were 10, with 3 victories.
On November 28 of the same year, during the following 2021-2022 World Cup season, Shiffrin won the special slalom in Killington, becoming, together with the Swede Ingemar Stenmark, the athlete able to win the most races in a single specialty, with 46 successes in the aforementioned discipline.
At the subsequent XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022 she was 18th in the downhill, 9th in the super-G, 4th in the team event and she did not complete the giant slalom, slalom and combined. At the end of that 2021-2022 season she won her fourth overall World Cup.