Kitzbuehel's two men's slaloms have been canceled and will be held in Flachau on the same dates. The reason is an outbreak of COVID-19 in its British variant in the close country of Jochberg. The decision to cancel the two men's World Cup slaloms scheduled for this weekend was taken at the end of a coordination meeting.
The announcement was made by the governor of Tyrol, Guenther Platter: "if there are no further anomalies, the Hahenkamm races will be able to take place over the following weekend." Meanwhile Mikaela Shiffrin got her 100th career podium!
After having closed the terrible 2020 without victories in the slalom, the American champion won at night in Flachau, in Austria, signs the 68th victory and the 100th podium in World Cup, at only 25 years-old. Shiffrin finished in 1’47 "92, 19 cents better than the Austrian Katharina Liensberger at 43/100 faster than the Swiss Wendy Holdener, third.
World Cup leader Petra Vlhova, fourth off the podium. The protagonist of the race was the Swiss Camille Rast, 21 years-old, gold at the Junior World Championships of Are 2017 in slalom, who qualified as 14th with bib 57 and then able to climb up to sixth place.
In the general ranking Petra Vlhova leads with 649 points, with Michelle Gisin second at 530 and Mikaela Shiffrin now third at 385.
Lindsey Vonn is single again
Through social media the American announces the separation from hockey player PK Subban.
She said: "Over the past 3 years PK and I have had an amazing time together. He is a kind, good man and is someone I respect a lot. However, after much consideration, we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other.
immensely. We ask you to respect our privacy during this period." Lindsey Vonn had many important love stories. After her marriage to colleague Thomas Vonn, whose surname she held, there was her story with golfer Tiger Woods, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Kenan Smith, assistant coach of L.A.
Rams. Then came her meeting with hockey player PK Subban, with Lindsey delivering the engagement ring to the two who seemed to be heading for a wedding. Together since the beginning of 2018, in August of the following year the hockey champion had asked for the hand of Vonn who not only had accepted, but a few months later had in turn made him the marriage proposal as a Christmas present, with lots of engagement ring and celebratory post on Instagram.
From that moment on, the two have shared countless happy moments between travel and training, even if the Covid-19 pandemic had prevented them from organizing the wedding. "We will get married, we just don't know when it will happen, but we are not in a hurry," Vonn told People in October, also adding that the quarantine had strengthened their union and made them even more united.
Two months later, their love story is over. Lindsay Vonn, 36 years-old, is the most medaled and titled skier in history with 82 World Cup victories between 2004 and 2018.