Mikaela Shiffrin will finally come back to competitions, in Finland! For the highly anticipated come back to the snow after the death of her father Jeff, the pandemic and the uncertainty in terms of physical conditions that convinced her to jump the inaugural giant on the Rettenbach last 17 October.
Shiffrin has already arrived in Levi to have the opportunity to adapt to the conditions she will find in the race weekend, in two slalom already crucial to understand at what level we will find the American champion, especially in the comparison in this discipline with Petra Vlhova.
Mikaela has been training with good quality at Copper Mountain in the last two weeks, working hard on her slalom since early November; yesterday evening, she also complimented the girls on the podium in the giant of the US national championships which took place on Monday.
In fact, at Copper Mountain, the first seasonal race at FIS level on the snows of Colorado awarded the title of the 2020 national review canceled last March between Panorama and Aspen, obviously due to the pandemic. Katie Hensien won the '99 class, with 63 hundredths of a margin over Keely Cashman and 76 over Allie Resnick, after finishing the first heat in the lead with 4 tenths of a margin over Mikaela Tommy, the Canadian already with experience in CdM who in the end finished in sixth position.
After the rumors
After some rumors, Mikaela Shiffrin could return to the World Cup race, after more than 10 months, in Levi, Finland, on the weekend of 21-22 November, for the Special Slalom. Shiffrin will try to come back to very high levels from a physical and technical point of view, despite the fact that she has lost several months of summer training also due to an injury.
Two times Olympic champion said that it is always and in any case difficult for her to think of skiing as before and that sometimes she even struggles to get out of bed, after the untimely death of her father, but she herself has made it clear that at the moment the retirement is not contemplated, precisely because it is contrary to the will of his father.
Mikaela had already talked about the possibility of returning to competitions in November, but now his participation in Levi's slalom seems to have become a certainty. Alpine skiing is ready to re-embrace one of its queens exactly 10 months after the last triumph, on January 26 in Bansko, Bulgaria.
In Lapland, the American champion has already won 4 triumphs, the last one just a year ago. Shiffrin had already talked about the possibility of returning to competitions in November, but now her participation in Levi's slalom seems to have become a certainty.
Alpine skiing is ready to re-embrace one of its queens exactly 10 months after the last triumph, on January 26 in Bansko, Bulgaria.