In the World Cup, in the new ski season, Mikaela Shiffrin obtained a victory and two second places, 260 points and the overall leadership of the World Cup shared with Petra Vlhova. Mikaela Shiffrin, training with some back problems, will now focus on Killington.
In the press conference she said: "They are two fantastic podiums, also because I didn't have many certainties in this discipline. The mistake in the 2nd heat? I tried, in the end it went well and what I can say is that we go out with confidence from these two races.
" In Killington, in the town of Vermont that will host a giant on Saturday and a slalom next Sunday, there are always special races for her, even more so after last year's cancellation due to a pandemic situation.
Mikaela has never won in giant over the Superstar, while in slalom, she achieved four wins out of four editions, from 2016 to 2019. Mikaela Shiffrin is an American alpine skier among the top athletes of the US national team of the 2010s.
She is a specialist in technical disciplines, but has proven to be competitive even in fast ones, so much so that she is among the seven female skiers with Petra Kronberger, Pernilla Wiberg, Janica Kostelić, Anja Pärson, Lindsey Vonn and Tina Maze able to win in all five specialties and the only one able to do it in six, with the parallel slalom.
She holds two Olympic titles (special slalom in Sochi 2014 and giant slalom in Pyeongchang 2018) and six world championships (special slalom in Schladming 2013, in Vail / Beaver Creek 2015 and in Sankt Moritz 2017 supergiant and special slalom in Åre 2019 and combined in Cortina d 'Ampezzo 2021).
In her palmarès she also boasts three general World Cups, a supergiant World Cup, a giant slalom World Cup and six special slalom World Cups. In recent days Mikaela Shiffrin granted an interview to the Associated Press, talking about the Olympic Games in Beijing, where she announced that she will try to compete in all disciplines: slalom, giant, superg, downhill and combined.
In the interview she said: "For each one I hope indeed I dream of being able to compete in any discipline in China. But of course this means that I will have to do a very important and intense preparation, even mentally.
So I focused a lot on this and thought: what should I do to achieve this? And I'm not just talking about skiing, technique, and athletic training. There are things to do to feel good in a place I've never been before, with jet lag problems, and where I want to be as fast as possible."