Sunday, February 5, 2017

Skiers To Follow in the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz: Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffin

Mikaela Shiffin was Born in Vail, Colorado, on March 13, 1995.
Mikaela Shiffin will be just 22 years old in March. This is something that is easily forgotton when reading her balance sheet: 28 World Cup victories, 2 World Championships titles and 1 Olympic gold medal. In Maribor Shiffrin matches Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 27 wins before the age of 22. She also matches American Phil Mahre, putting her in third place for all-time wins among U.S. skiers, men and women.
Specializing in the technical events of Slalom and Giant Slalom in 2016 season she started to compete in Super-G and Combined. Finally, on December 2, 2016 she debuted in a Downhill race in Lake Louise and finished 18th. Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history, at 18 years and 345 days.
She won the Slalom World Cup title three times (2013, 2014 and 2015).Mikaela Shiffrin is now in the lead in the Overall standings with 1203 points, followed by Lara Gut with 1023 points.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 4
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums 2
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Victories: 2

Schladming 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Slalom 1st (Shiffrin became the third youngest woman to ever win a slalom World Championship and youngest American to win any title since 17-year-old Diann Roffe won gold in giant slalom in 1985. She’s also the first American to win a Championship or Olympic slalom since Barbara Cochran won at the 1972 Olympics and World Championships in Sapporo, Japan).
Vail / Beaver Creek 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Slalom: 1st

Olympic Winter Games Starts: 2
Olympic Winter Games Medals 1
Olympic Winter Games Victories (1st in Slalom in Sochi 2014)

FIS World Cup Starts: 99
FIS World Cup Podiums: 40
FIS World Cup Victories: 28 (24 Slalom, 3 GS, 1 City Event)

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