Lena Durr exclaimed hilariously, and Petra Velhova shed a tear of joy — only for Michaela Schifrin, for once, that wasn’t enough for a big, overwhelming moment.
And the 27-year-old American, who was in second place, missed her 83rd World Cup victory by 0.43 seconds, thus missing the new record for victory. The record is, of course, only a matter of time.
Behind Slovak Olympic champion Vlhova and record holder Schefrin, Dor once again presented himself as a medal contender at the World Championships in Courchevel and Meribel (February 5-19).
Shiffrin’s record-breaking night slalom in Flachau was broadcast live on television, broadcast and videotape
Update yesterday at 8:42pm
Just like before the end of the year, I finished third in the penultimate slalom before the title fight in France. With the fastest time in the final, she improved from fourth place. “It was so much fun,” she said, laughing on BR.
With the fastest podium time: the insane second sprint of a turn
Not only Dor had every reason to be happy: Jessica Helsinger (Oberstdorf) in eighth and Emma Escher (Mahlstetten) in ninth achieved an excellent team result – for the first time since November 2012 in Aspen, three German riders took first place. ten in slalom. “It’s brutal. I’m really proud of the girls,” said Dorr.
For Helsinger and Escher, this was the best result of their World Cup careers – as Dor and Andrea Welser (Wildsteig), who were eliminated only in the final, both met the federation’s internal criteria for participation in the World Cup.
Finished in the top 10 with starting number 30: Emma Escher’s Dream Race
Indeed, the evening could have been better against the background of the atmosphere of 13,200 spectators – Dor missed the opportunity to fight for victory in the first round. She was ahead of her opponents in the final split but then a wave caught her. “Then I totally underestimated them, I slept a little bit in there,” she said.
Olympic champion Flova, on the other hand, skied two runs tactically astutely on the treacherous undulating slope. “Velhova can’t be bent today,” said three-time Olympic champion Maria Hall-Resch of Brazil. “It’s good that there are still days when Mikaela Schiffrin can be beaten.”
Shiffrin had equaled former teammate Lindsey Vonn’s record two days earlier in the giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Only Swedish legend Ingmar Stenmark (86) has more World Cup victories.
Standings in the Slalom World Cup
- 1. Michaela Schiffrin (USA) – 605 points
- 2 – Wendy Holdner (Switzerland) 470
- 3 – Petra Flova (Slovakia) 460
- 4- Anna Swin Larsson (Sweden) 320
- 5. Lena Dorr (Jereming) 255
- 6- Ana Busic (Slovenia) – 195
- 7 – Hanna Aronson Elfman (Sweden) – 192
- 8- Paula Multzan (USA) – 170
- 9. Leona Popovic (Croatia) 156
- 10. Katharina Troppe (Austria) 142
- 23. Jessica Helsinger (Oberstdorf) – 72
- 25. Emma Eicher (Mahlstetten) – 65
- 26. Andrea Welser (Wildsteig) 62
Nasty fall! Mosner gets dangerously close to the photographer
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