SEMMERING, Austria — Mikaela Shiffrin became the skier, female slalom the most successful of the 52-year history of the World Cup on Saturday, winning the final race of 2018.
The U.s. has maintained a big lead in the first inning to beat the Slovak Petra Vlhova by 0,29 seconds, and switzerland’s Wendy Holdener by 0,38 seconds. Shiffrin was reaping as a 36th victory in the slalom.
Shiffrin shared the record with Marlies Raich. Known as Marlies Schild on the ski slopes, the Austrian retired in 2014.
“She is my biggest idol in hand, Bode Miller, said Shiffrin. When I was young, I wanted to be the best skier in the world. I always looked Marlies, she was a legend. To me, she is the best skier in slalom. I wouldn’t be here without it. For me, it has this record for ever.”
Only the Swedish Ingemar Stenmark has won more slaloms in a world Cup or 40, between 1974 and 1987.
In alpine skiing man or woman, Shiffrin also establishes a brand with 15 world Cup victories in a year. The Austrian Marcel Hirscher has signed 14 in 2018.
The only world Cup slalom as Shiffrin has not won in 2018 has been presented in Switzerland, in January. This was the last test before the olympic Games in PyeongChang.
In South Korea, she finished fourth in its discipline, the most high, before replace and remain unbeaten since the start of the world Cup season in march.
Shiffrin prevailed in 11 of their last 12 outings in the world Cup.
“It’s kind of incredible,” said Shiffrin, who also counts on his list of the 2018 olympic gold in giant slalom, as well as a second consecutive title in the general classification, at the world Cup.
The Canadian Roni Remme, Laurence St-Germain, and Erin Mielzynski finished eighth, tenth, and eleventh.
“I’m glad, said Remme, Ontario. I wanted to ski as fast as possible and overtake me; I made a few mistakes, but I’m satisfied with my performance in several sections of the track.”
The Quebec St-Germain got on it, his best result in career.
“It’s good to break the top 10 for the first time, said St-Germain, St-Ferréol-les-Neiges. My goal this season is to be consistently in the top 15, but a top 10 is even better. The conditions were good. Friday it was 11 degrees, but they have really well worked track.”
Shiffrin has brilliantly compensated for a bad day in the giant slalom on Friday, a fifth place.
This result had more to it at the time of departure on Saturday.
“I try not to ski with vengeance, it can be a difficult balance to achieve. I do like the better ski for inspiration,” said Shiffrin, who is 23 years old.
A day after his first victory in giant slalom, Vlhova finished second behind Shiffrin for the fifth time in the slalom this season.
“The second race was a real fight. I wanted to give it all, has entrusted Vlhova. We have a lot of fans in Slovak here, so this was a very good weekend for me.”