Posts Tagged 'World Cup Slalom'

Tina Maze wins, sets up winner-takes-all race with Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup slalom title

FIS LogoUPDATE: Slovenian superstar Tina Maze won the slalom on Sunday (March 10), in Ofterschwang, Germany, to overtake Mikaela Shiffrin in the slalom standings. Even though the 17-year-old American earned an amazing sixth podium this season (plus a World Championship) with her third-place finish, she now stands 7 points behind the Slovenian with one race to go. Learn more.

March 9: Austrian Anna Fenninger won Saturday’s (March 9) Giant Slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany. Fenninger bested Tina Maze, who still will win the discipline for the season, and Viktoria Rebensburg filled out the podium. Julia Mancuso topped Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins, sets up winner-takes-all race with Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup slalom title’

Podium in Moscow City Event keeps Mikaela Shiffrin atop World Cup slalom over Tina Maze

The parallel slalom course in Moscow is built on a huge ramp.

The parallel slalom course in Moscow is built on a huge ramp.

Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t win the Moscow City event, but her third-place finish on Tuesday (Jan. 29) DID expand her lead over Tina Maze in the race to claim the Slalom discipline crown.

The American, who already has three World Cup Slalom wins this season, came in behind winner Lena Duerr and Veronika Velez Zuzulova. Maze, who is running away in the overall competition and has clinched Giant Slalom, finished in a tie for fifth and now stands 33 points behind the young American.

See what Shiffrin has to say about the spirited race for the Slalom title in this story at SkiRacing.com.  Visit the Audi FIS World Cup website for complete resultsHere’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race, in which Shiffrin now stands sixth.

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins her third World Cup slalom as Maria Hoefl-Riesch makes a second-run mistake

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin did it AGAIN, winning her third World Cup Slalom this season on Tuesday (Jan. 15) in a night race at Flachau, Austria.

SkiRacing.com points out the achievements of the 17-year-old from Colorado keep piling up. In addition to her three wins this season (an American record for her age), she has been on all 10 slalom podiums this season and leads the discipline. Even more compelling: her career wins to date equal the number by the likes of fellow Americans Bill Johnson and Hilary Lindh, among others.

Shiffrin skied well, but still looked like the second-place finisher until leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch made a second-run mistake and didn’t finish. Read more.

Overall points leader Tina Maze finished fifth while defending champ Lindsey Vonn skipped the race to focus on upcoming speed events. Here’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race, in which Shiffrin now stands fourth.

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American Mikaela Shiffrin makes more history with second World Cup Slalom win

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin made some more history when she won a World Cup Slalom on Friday (Jan. 4) in Zagreb, Croatia.

Shiffrin’s win in the night race was by a huge margin (1.19 seconds), but that wasn’t the history. That came from the fact that the youngster from Colorado, with the win, became the first American to win two World Cup races before the age of 18. Heady stuff. And by the way: she also leads the World Cup slalom standings.

Overall leader Tina Maze was unable to add to her lead, as she did not finish. Find out who filled out the podium. Read more.

Here’s where to find the latest standings.

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Fenninger wins World Cup Giant Slalom, Maze second; American Mikaela Shiffrin finishes eighth

FIS LogoUPDATE, Dec. 28: Austrian Anna Fenninger ran away from the field on Friday for a big win in a World Cup Giant Slalom in Semmering. She was followed by overall leader Tina Maze and Tessa Worley. American Mikaela Shiffrin stayed on a roll, earning eight, her best finish ever in GS. Read the story.

Dec. 27: Can Mikaela Shiffrin make it two in a row? The youngster from Colorado recently became the youngest American to win a World Cup slalom since 1968. This weekend she can extend the streak with a Giant Slalom on Friday (Dec. 27) and Slalom (Dec. 28) in Semmering, Austria.

Without doubt, overall leader Tina Maze will be favored in the GS, but Shiffrin turned in the best second run of everyone the last time the women raced GS. Read this Q&A with Shiffrin.

Here’s where to find the start list and (later) results for the races. Here’s where the find the latest standings in the overall race.

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American Mikaela Shiffrin records historic first World Cup victory with Slalom win in Sweden

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin made a little history when she won a World Cup Slalom on Thursday (Dec. 20) in Are, Sweden.

The 17-year-old from the Eagle-Vail area of Colorado became the youngest American to win a World Cup slalom since Kiki Cutter in 1968. And Shiffrin did it in the face of serious pressure, nipping overall leader Tina Maze and leaving Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, who led after the first round, in third. Read more and check out this Q&A she conducted via teleconference after the victory.

Maze, wh0 won earlier this week in a Giant Slalom at Are, added more points toward the overall leads ahead of second-place Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Lindsey Vonn, currently taking a break from the tour to rebuild her strength, lost ground as well.

Here’s where to find the latest standings.

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Kathrin Zettel wins World Cup slalom, while Tina Maze takes third in Aspen

Tina Maze

UPDATE, Nov. 25: Slovenian star Tina Maze didn’t sweep the World Cup events in Aspen, but she did manage to finish third on Sunday in the slalom won by Austrian Kathrin Zettel. See how close Maria Hoefl-Riesch came to the podium and how 17-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin made news with her second run, moving from 10th to 7th. Read more.

Nov. 24: New continent, same result for Tina Maze. The Slovenian star won her second  World Cup Giant Slalom of the young season on Saturday, topping the field at the Aspen Winternational.

Austria’s Katherine Zettel and Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg followed behind.

A flu-weakened Lindsey Vonn battled through to finish a respectable 21st, while fellow American Julia Mancuso finished 15th. Read more.

The women return to the hill to race a slalom on Sunday, when rising U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin will go for her second podium of the season.

Can’t make it to Aspen? You can still watch Sunday’s Giant Slalom live on NBC. Check here for times. And here’s a course map.

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