It was anticlimactic for sure, but the FIS Audi World Cup Finals sputtered to a weather-battered close in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Still, it was a memorable time for USA teen Mikaela Shiffrin Saturday, winning her first overall slalom title.
The end of the alpine World Cup circuit is here. The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals are underway in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. It caps a record-shattering year for U.S. Ski Team athletes led by Ted Ligety and Michaela Shiffrin.
She’s 17 years old and the youngest woman in 28 years to win a gold medal in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Mikaela Shiffrin, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., came from behind after her first run to win the gold medal.
It's getting to be a habit. A good one. Michaela Shiffrin, 17, from Eagle-Vail, Colo. by way of Burke Academy in Vermont, picked up her third victory in the Audi FIS World Cup slalom at night Tuesday in Flachau, Austria.
Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, became the first American to win two World Cup races before turning 18. The teen won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia before an overflow crowd and millions watching on TV Friday (Jan.4).
America’s rising star Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, really took off in Are, Sweden under the lights with a historic win in the Audi FIS World Cup slalom. The teen came back from a .15 deficit to ski a flawless second run to beat Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter.
Makaela Shiffrin, the U.S. Ski Team’s 17-year-old rising star, once again picked up a Top 10 finish, this time in the Nature Valley Winternationals World Cup slalom at Aspen, finishing seventh.
Slovenia’s Tina Maze won her second consecutive giant slalom of the season as the Winternationals at Aspen, Colo. jumped off Saturday. American Lindsey Vonn returned to the race course after a 3-day hospitalization last week and finished 21st.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season headed into the gates in Soelden, Austria, but it was not a memorable start for American ladies. That all turned around, however, when the men took the field. Ted Ligety won by an historic 2.75 margin.
Alpine ski racers Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Mikaela Shiffrin received the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award from the Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) for the second consecutive year.