It seemed appropriate that Mikaela Shiffrin ended a magical year on the magic mountain and the historical day of their incredible career. Since Saturday, the American is the most successful runner in the world Cup history in the Slalom, with your 36. Victory in this discipline, it has overtaken her great idol, Marlies Schild, and if you continue like this, it will also break the record of the legendary Swede Ingemar Stenmark (40) soon.
“is Marlies, my biggest role model in addition to Bode Miller,” said Shiffrin after her a total of 51. The world Cup victory. “When I was young, I always wanted to be the best Skier in the world. I had always Marlies in front of the eyes – I always wanted to travel like you.“ She has snatched the since 2014 no longer active an Austrian, now the best brand, it was almost a little embarrassed: “I Might have broken the record – but for me, she has this record for eternity.”
the history of The Alpine world Cup will be in the future, and probably for a long time to say something else, recorded his first two records, because Shiffrin has won in the calendar year of nine Slaloms, as well as 15 races in total, succeeded in front of her, neither man nor woman. “The year of 2018 is kind of unbelievable,” said the American, who is still only 23 years old and in this year, including Olympic giant slalom Gold was won.
On Saturday won Shiffrin in front of Petra Vlhova (Slovakia/+0.29 seconds) and Wendy Holdener (Switzerland/+0,39), with 1034 points in the overall world Cup in the new year, the on 1. January begins with the Parallel slalom for women and men at Holmenkollen in Oslo. The battle for the big ball will probably be no more, Shiffrin, the overall winner of the past two years, already has a 466-point lead over Vlhova.
For the German runners was the day at magic mountain a little gratifying. At least for Christina Geiger. After the first run it was a good seventh-place finish at least eighth place and the championship-standard rails – but then she was eliminated in the final run already on the third goal. “I tried to attack, but I pressed it back in, then I am not come to the front,” she said with bedröppelter expression in the ZDF. The best German violinist of Oberstdorf club colleague Jessica Hilzinger on rank 23. Two places behind Lena Dürr, which was not and the rest of the day completely satisfied landed. “It just wasn’t good,” she said. Not a good sign for the new year.
Paris rich in 0.01 seconds tab
The German speed driver, Josef Ferstl and Andreas Sander finished the year with decent results in the Super-G, Bormio. Ferstl was the repeated victory of the Südtirolers Dominik Paris, Eleventh, Sander went to Position 14. So he has managed the Association’s internal qualification for the world Championships in February.
Paris was 24 hours after his victory in the downhill 0.01 seconds faster than Matthias Mayer of Austria. Third, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway.