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World Cup: Shiffrin Rocks To Second Dominating Slalom Win At Aspen Winternationals

Tamara McKinney and Mikaela ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin won her second straight slalom race of the season Sunday at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternationals World Cup, leaving the rest of the ladies’ ski world wondering if her uncharacteristic edge catch mistake in Friday’s Giant Slalom might be it for the winter. Shiffrin won Sunday by a margin of 2.65 seconds.

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Angst In Aspen: USA's Shiffrin Crashes With Victory in Her Grasp At World Cup GS

Lara Gut SwitzerlandIt was hardly the Victory Podium that could have been for Americans in Aspen at the Winternationals — Audi FIS World Cup Giant Slalom. With victory just a few gates ahead and a big lead in the second run, the USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin made a totally uncharacteristic mistake, caught an edge and crashed, giving the win to Switzerland’s Lara Gut. Lindsey Vonn lost her left ski in the first run, but wasn’t hurt. But it was, in her words, “super annoying.”

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USA's Shiffrin Takes Second At World Cup Opening GS In Austria

Mikaela Shiffrin 2nd in Opening GS SoeldenOn an icy injected course in Soelden, Austria, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) threw down two solid runs of giant slalom to walk away with second place at the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup of the 2015-16 season. She finished behind Italian Federica Brignone, who won her first World Cup. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein took third.

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Alpine World Cup Ready To Rock In Austria; Ligety, Shiffrin In -- Vonn A 'Maybe'

Mikaela Shiffrin training AustriaAll eyes will turn to the majestic Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden for the 2015-16 Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine opening weekend Oct. 24-25.

 

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wows Huge 'Home Crowd' At Sugarloaf; Wins U.S. Slalom Crown

Winners at NationalsMikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) cleaned up Saturday at Sugarloaf, winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs slalom by more than four seconds over Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN). Megan McJames (Park City, UT) was third.

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Spotlight Switches From Vonn To Shiffrin: Mikaela Wins Third Crystal Globe In Slalom

Michaela Shiffrin inspects course in MeribelThe storyline of the World Cup Finals Week so far has been the dominance of the USA's Lindsey Vonn coming back from severe injuries and winning the Crystal Globe (season title) in both downhill and super-G. But, suddenly, the spotlight shifted Saturday to Mikeala Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Another World Cup Slalom; Has 90-point Lead In Title Race

Mikaela Shiffrin Are SlalomThe USA's Mikaela Shiffrin extended her lead from the first run to claim her third consecutive slalom win of the season Saturday at Are, Sweden. She now has a 90-point lead in the race for her third overall World Cup slalom title heading into next week’s finals in France.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Again; Takes Top Spot In Rainy Maribor World Cup Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin at MariborWorld Champion Mikaela Shiffrin admits she likes skiing in the rain. That’s a good thing as the 19-year old from Eagle-Vail, Colo. won the FIS Audi World Cup slalom in rainy Maribor, Slovenia Sunday, moving into first position in the overall slalom standings. 

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Mikaela Shiffrin Defends Gold In World Championship Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin at WorldsMikaela Shiffrin, 19, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., wasn't to be denied defense of her slalom title on her home turf as the FIS Alpine World Championships wind down at Beaver Creek. But, it took a burst of energy near the end of the course. 

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USA Medal Count Remains Stalled At World Championships; Shiffrin 8th In Giant Slalom

Red Tail Stadium at Beaver CreekThe stalled American medal count at the FIS Alpine World Championships stayed that way Thursday despite the hopes and cheers of hometown fans filling Beaver Creek’s Red Tail Stadium for a Giant Slalom featuring both Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn. 

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Shriffrin On Podium At Last World Cup Slalom Before World Championships

World Cup FlachauThe World Cup alpine women raced under the lights in Flachau, Austria for the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom before the World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek next month. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) had a speedy second run, skiing from eighth place to grab third place overall. Frida Hansdotter from Sweden took the win and Slovenian Tina Maze finished second.

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Shriffrin Is 'Snow Queen' Again With World Cup Slalom In Zagreb

Westin Zagreb salutes ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo. celebrated the New Year in style, winning her second straight Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia and laying claim for the second time to the Snow Queen Trophy. 

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American Travis Ganong Claims First World Cup Downhill In Italy; Mikaela Shiffrin Podiums At Austrian GS

Travis Ganong at Beaver Creek downhill 2014Travis Ganong from Squaw Valley, Calif. took advantage of a new course for the men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour and punched through for his career first victory, winning the Santa Caterina downhill high above Bormio in Italy. 

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Shiffrin .02 Off Podium In World Cup Slalom In Sweden; Ligety Second In GS

Maria Pietilae Holmner SweThe Audi FIS World Cup men's and women's tour moved to Are, Sweden this weekend from snow-starved Courcheval. Here's what happened:

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Shiffrin Close To World Cup Podiums At Aspen; Sullivan, Weibrecht Top Americans At Lake Louise

Mikaela Shiffrin at Aspen slalom 2014Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) skied a gutsy second run to salvage a sixth place finish in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational World Cup Giant Slalom Saturday won by Austrian Eva-Maria Brem. Sunday saw the American champion winning the first run. But she over-skied the second run and dropped to fifth. 

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World Cup: Shiffrin, Ligety Have Rough Slalom Starts In Finland

Tina Maze at Levi

There’s no new reindeer to add to American slalom star Mikaela Shiffrin’s herd. Shiffrin had an uncharacteristically bad day at Levi, Finland where first prize is a reindeer. At least she could visit the reindeer she won last year and named Rudolph. Meanwhile, Sunday, Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety finished 18th, 3.33 seconds out on the men's first slalom of the season.

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USA's Shiffrin Ties Austrian For First GS world Cup Win; Ligety's Mistake Costs Him

Mikaela Shiffrin first World Cup GS winOlympic slalom champion Michaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail) won her first-ever giant slalom Saturday at Soelden, Austria. She had a very narrow .09 second margin over Austrian Anna Fenniger, then came from behind. She literally scorched the bottom flats of the course in her second run to tie Fenninger  

 

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Crystal Globes Won By Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety At World Cup Finale

Mikaela Shiffrin with Crystal GlobeThe coveted crystal globe – the traditional award for winning a World Cup discipline -- remains in familiar, competent hands. Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin won her second straight globe in the slalom, while Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety claimed his fifth giant slalom globe Saturday. The World Cup finals wrap up Sunday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

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2014 Olympics: Shiffrin Wins Historic Gold Medal In Women's Slalom

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Rosa Khutor, Russia (Feb. 21): American Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the women's slalom Friday night at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. 

 

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2014 Olympics: USA's Shiffrin Fifth In Rainy GS; Slovenia's Maze Takes Gold

Mikaela Shiffrin, Leinz GS

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to fifth Tuesday during her first-ever Olympic appearance at the women’s giant slalom of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Heavy rain pelted the 18-year-old World Champion during her second run, but she reigned in a world-class performance to land in the top five behind gold winner Tina Maze of Slovenia. Shiffrin, a slalom specialist, goes for a medal in that discipline Friday.

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