Lienz Triumph: Shiffrin's Road to 93 World Cup Victories



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Lienz Triumph: Shiffrin's Road to 93 World Cup Victories
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American skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin added another feather to her cap by winning her 93rd World Cup slalom victory in Lienz. Shiffrin's brilliant performance marked her second consecutive triumph in two days, after setting the fastest time in the giant slalom the previous Thursday.

It seems that this season will be perhaps the best in her career. In a commanding run, Shiffrin crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 1:48.75 minutes. Her dominance was further emphasized by her winning margin of 2.34 seconds, making it the seventh most convincing win in women's ski World Cup slalom events.

Germany's Lena Dur secured second place with a gap of 2.34 seconds, while Switzerland's Michelle Gizin took third position with a gap of 2.45 seconds. With this victory, Shiffrin now boasts an unprecedented record of 56 slalom victories and an outstanding total of 93 World Cup triumphs.

She is currently leading in the slalom discipline with 430 points, and Slovakian Petra Vlhova is in second place with 325 points. Vlhova finished fifth in the recent race. In the overall ranking of the World Cup, Shiffrin maintains her pole position with 900 points, followed by the Italian Federica Brignone with 637 points and Vlhova with 572 points.

In the future, the women's competition will continue with giant slalom and slalom races in Kranjska Gora on January 6 and 7. One of the legendary tracks has always provided us with an exciting race so far, so we hope it will again.

Odermat continues to dominate the men's competition

Meanwhile, Swiss skier Marco Odermat continues to take the skiing world by storm. Odermat secured his third win of the season and seventh podium finish in the Bormio super-G, finishing with a time of 1:27.72.

Austrian skier Rafael Haser finished second, 0.98 seconds behind, marking his return to the podium after a two-year hiatus. Alexander Omot Kilde secured third position, adding another podium to his season tally.

Mikaela Shiffrin