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Slalom Highlights: Mikaela Shiffrin writes a history of skiing in Linz

Slalom Highlights: Mikaela Shiffrin writes a history of skiing in Linz

Mikaela Shiffrin has written the history of skiing in East Tyrol: with her 93rd World Cup win in the slalom – with two best running times – she showed her current isolated class!

As happened four years ago, she won both races in Linz-Hochstein. ÖSV also had four reasons to celebrate, because four of their Katharinas made it into the top ten!

Grand final

…in the final World Cup slalom of the season in Linz in East Tyrol. As with the giant slalom, there was bright sunshine again and a large crowd of around 5,100 visitors in Hochstein. One runner was unbeatable again: Mikaela Shiffrin She laid the foundation for her 93rd World Cup victory in the first round by 1:14 seconds over compatriot Paula Moltzan, who was eliminated in the second round.

Probably in East Tyrol

Shiffrin posted the fastest time in both rounds and was leading in the second round Katharina Gallhuber. She eventually won by 2:34 seconds over the German We have a turn And 2:45 to go Michelle Jessen From Switzerland. In 2011, the American achieved her first podium finish with third place in the slalom in Linz. Now you have broken all records. “I feel very comfortable in East Tyrol,” she said in pulling out the starting number, where she was the supervisor Marco Charnig Her starting number was drawn because she had great respect for Krampus. “Today I felt very good from the start. The course settings were completely different, but I was able to go with the flow in the second round. Now I'm finally enjoying a few calmer days,” the 56-year-old said. World Cup winning time in slalom. Shiffrin also greatly praised the piste operators for their great work.

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The ladies of ÖSV are strong

The Austrians fielded a very strong team: Katarina Hooper She achieved her best career result in the slalom with sixth place. The Lower Austrian qualified ten places in the final, followed by her compatriot Katharina Gallhuber Like the seventh Katharina Liensberger – who was in poor health – ranked eighth and Catherine's band In tenth place. Tyrolean Franziska Grech He finished the World Cup slalom in East Tyrol in thirteenth place. “The second round in particular was an invitation to attack. It was a great atmosphere, and it's very nice to race in front of the home crowd. In the last part, people really pushed me. This sixth place is very important for me. My confidence,” Hooper said happily. .

Positive balance

Okay, boss Werner Fromel He reached a very positive conclusion after the two days of the World Cup in East Tyrol: “I thank them very much Linz Mountain Railway About the council Mario Tolderer And the employee is in Linz Ski Club About Race Director Stefan MuchlechnerWhich conjured up the perfect slope. We have received a lot of compliments from coaches and runners on this. We are already looking forward to the next World Cup races in Linz in two years. The new concept in the finish area with the 'track feel' has also paid off.” In total, more than 11,800 visitors were counted on both days of racing and at yesterday's World Cup party in the main square in Linz (4,700 yesterday, 2,000 at the World Cup party and 5,100 today) .

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Linz in East Tyrol once again delivered a very strong performance and looks forward to 2026. |  Photo: Expa Pictures

Hot January in East Tyrol

After the Women's Ski World Cup, the sports month of January comes to East Tyrol: the biggest event begins Ice Climbing Festival from 11 to 14 January 2024 in Matrei in East Tyrol. It follows from From January 19 to 21 Run dolomite At the Obertilliach Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing Centre. At Austria's largest cross-country skiing event, there is something for every athlete – from professionals to amateur skiers and recreational athletes. In the The 10th Austria Ski Touring Festival in Sillian in East Tyrol turns from From 25 to 28 January Once again it's all about the ski touring theme. It brings experts and amateur athletes together – for more fun and safety on the mountain. The most beautiful tours in East Tyrol can be experienced with mountain guides and ski guides.

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