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Shiffrin closes in on skiing record with first-run GS lead

SOLDEU, Andorra — Mikaela Shiffrin posted the quickest first-run time within the large slalom on the World Cup Finals on Sunday, positioning herself for a file twenty first profession win within the self-discipline.

Shiffrin may transfer previous Vreni Schneider after matching the Swiss standout’s mark of 20 World Cup GS victories final week. The American has received six of the final seven occasions and took the GS world title final month.

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The general file, between women and men, is held by Swedish nice Ingemar Stenmark, who received 46 large slaloms within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s.

Shiffrin has secured the general, slalom and GS titles this season and set the file for many profession wins with 87.

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One other race win would see the American set a private greatest of two,206 World Cup factors from 31 begins this season, two factors greater than her tally from 2018-19, when she competed in 26 races.

With the solar beaming down on the Avet course, Shiffrin opened the race in 56.60 seconds to construct a lead of greater than six-tenths of a second.

“This run felt like one of the best I can do,” Shiffrin stated. “I feel it was actually fairly a little bit of luck to attract bib 1 right now. For positive, I had one of the best floor. And I additionally tried to be actually energetic and make the most of that.”

Canada’s Valerie Grenier, Italy’s Marta Bassino and Poland’s Maryna Gasienica-Daniel all trailed the American by between 0.62 and 0.65.

Three of the highest seven ranked racers didn’t end, as Petra Vlhova, who received Saturday’s slalom, Federica Brignone and Olympic champion Sara Hector all missed a gate.

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Lara Intestine-Behrami misplaced a ski pole early in her run after hitting a gate together with her left hand however the Swiss skier nonetheless posted the sixth-fastest time.

Two-time former world champion Tessa Worley of France was seventh in what she stated could be the final race of her profession.

The second run is scheduled for later Sunday.


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