The world of alpine skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin world champion in super-G
Photo: Alessandro Trovati Associated Press
It is a fourth world title at only 23 years ago to Mikaela Shiffrin.
The American Mikaela Shiffrin became world champion in super-G Tuesday in Are (Sweden), winning a race that was very tight in 1 min 04 sec 89, in front of the Italian Sofia Goggia (+ 0.02) and the Swiss Corinne Suter (+ 0.05).
The super-G was marked by the fall of the superstar of alpine skiing, the American Lindsey Vonn, after twenty seconds. The skier from Vail must compete to 34 years, the last race of his career Sunday with the downhill.
Vonn has returned to the finish area standing on his skis after having remained a few minutes on the snow, Swedish and a race interrupted.
For Shiffrin, this is his fourth world title at only 23 years old, after his three coronations in the slalom — his discipline of choice — in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Party with bib number 15, just before Lindsey Vonn, the native of Vail (Colorado) has managed to retain an advantage minimum of arrival, as the weather began to be a little less favourable, with notably few clouds that limited visibility.
The race was shortened to a few seconds. The skiers are parties to the departure of reserve due to the strong winds blowing on the top of the track.
Goggia was slender with the number N. 3, carrying a brand that has long remained the reference, until the passage of Shiffrin.
Part with the number N. 29, the Czech Ester Ledecka, olympic champion surprise of the discipline and who is also olympic champion in snowboarding, ended very far away, nearly three seconds of Shiffrin.
The Leader of the world Cup, the U.s. won its first three super-G this season, at Lake Louise (Canada), Crans-Montana (Switzerland) and Cortina d’ampezzo (Italy).
In Are, it can aim for a fourfold gilded, since it will in theory in the alpine combined (a decision will be taken on Tuesday) to sell, then in giant slalom Thursday and slalom Saturday.