Shiffrin on track for eighty fifth World Cup win

Mikaela Shiffrin is heading in the right direction for her eighty fifth World Cup win after forging into the lead within the first leg of the slalom at Spindleruv Mlyn on Saturday.

The US ski star is in irrepressible type and her time of 48.19sec left her clear by 0.29s from German Lena Duerr.

Petra Vlhova is in third at 0.46s with the chasing pack over one second adrift.

Except for Shiffrin and Vlhova the one different two skiers to put up slalom wins this season – Wendy Holdener and Anna Swenn Larsson – are already trailing by 1.13 and 1.64 forward of the second run scheduled to begin at 1115 GMT.

Shiffrin, 27, arrived on the Czech Republic resort on the again of two big slalom wins within the area of 24 hours this week in Kronplatz.

That quick-fire double in Italy pushed the ski phenomenon from Colorado to inside two of the general wins report of 86 held by Ingemar Stenmark.

Tuesday’s 83rd success gave her the ladies’s report for many wins on the elite circuit and she or he took her tally to 84 the next day after profitable the enormous slalom within the Italian resort.

The slalom is her favoured self-discipline with 51 profession victories.

With one other slalom scheduled at Spindleruv Mlyn on Sunday she might properly draw degree with Swedish icon Stenmark earlier than the weekend is out.

Stenmark dominated the boys’s slalom and big slalom disciplines for a decade from 1975 earlier than retiring in 1989.

Shiffrin has bounced again in emphatic model after a nightmare Beijing Olympics final yr the place she did not win a single medal.

And he or she is heavy favorite so as to add to her haul of golds at subsequent month’s World Championships in Courchevel and Meribel.


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