Sunday, June 17, 2018

FIS Alpine Skiing: A Glance Back at the 2017-2018 Winter Season. Mikaela Shiffrin & Marcel Hirscher Grabs the Overall Globe

Marcel Hirscher and Mikaela Shiffrin were the biggest globe winners this season, collecting five titles between the two of them.


1st Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 1773
2nd Wendy Holdener (SUI) 1168
3rd Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) 977


1st Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 1620 
2nd Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 1285
3rd  Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 886

For the second time in her career, Mikaela Shiffrin claimed the Overall World Cup title. The American mathematically clinched her Overall crystal at the Ofterschwang Giant Slalom on March 9th. This season she claimed her fifth slalom globe.

Mikaela Shiffin was Born in Vail, Colorado, on March 13, 1995.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 6
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums 4
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Victories: 3

Olympic Winter Games Starts: 5
Olympic Winter Games Medals 3
Olympic Winter Games Victories (1st in Slalom in Sochi 2014, 1st in Giant Slalom in PyeongChang 2018)

FIS World Cup Starts: 131
FIS World Cup Podiums: 62
FIS World Cup Victories: 43 

Marcel Hirscher wrote alpine skiing history by winning the Overall globe for the seventh time in a row. No one ever achieved this feat. Incredibly solid and constant in the tech disciplines and in a great shape throughout the whole season, the Austrian impressed and became the greatest World Cup skier ever.
Marcel Hirscher has enjoyed his best ever alpine skiing season after he finally added Olympic Winter Games gold medals to the successful defense of his FIS World Cup Overall, giant slalom, and slalom titles.
The Austrian's season looked in danger after a preseason ankle injury, however, he recovered brilliantly to win an incredible 15 races out of the 24 in which he started.
The Austrian mathematically clinched her Overall crystal at the Kranjska Gora Slalom on March 4th.
Marcel Hirscher collected his fifth career slalom and GS globes.

Born in Annaberg-Lungötz, Salzburg, on March 2, 1989. Hirscher made his World Cup debut in March 2007.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 12
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums: 7
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Victories: 4

Olympic Winter Games Starts: 7
Olympic Winter Games Medals: 3
Olympic Winter Games Victories 2 (1st in Alpine Combined and Giant Slalom in PyeongChang 2018)

FIS World Cup Starts: 223
FIS World Cup Podiums: 123. On January 7th, 2017 Hirscher achieved his 100th podium from 191 starts (a ratio of 52.3%) with a 2nd place finish in the Giant slalom in Adelboden.
FIS World Cup Victories: 58

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