Mikaela Shiffrin competes against History: full in Semmering and victory number 80

The American provides one other victory within the World Cup and will increase her lead within the normal classification

Shiffrin, with the trophy of his victory this Thursday.Dominik AngererEFE

In his regal inertia, Mikaela Shiffrin he added, within the Semmering slalom, his eightieth victory within the World Cup. A spherical, compact, spectacular determine, which brings it even nearer, by leaps and bounds, to the 82 of Lindsey Vonn and 86 of Ingemar Stenmark. The American has left the three Austrian occasions in Semmering (two giants and one slalom) with three victories. Full to 3. Full to 80.

Shiffrin competes towards her up to date adversaries and towards the lengthy shadows of Vonn and Stenmark. It fights, then, towards the current and towards Historical past. She’s not towards herself within the exhausting effort to interrupt the information, as a result of she appears to face the snow and the frosty ghosts of Lindsey and Ingemar with out a hint of rigidity. She skis with out suddenness, with out jerks, with out extra stress than the inevitable of excessive competitors and with the benefit and safety of somebody who absolutely trusts her skills.

Already within the first spherical he discouraged his rivals. he left Anna Swen-Larsson 72 hundredths and 72 kilometers from hope. The Swede couldn’t face up to the pull and, nervous, making errors, she took herself off the rostrum. As much as the second step he climbed Paula Moltzan (third within the first warmth), on a memorable day for the American group. And even the third, the German Lena Duerr.

Shiffrin left Moltzan at 29 hundredths. A Duerr, at 34. Variations not very massive, however comfy for “Mika”, who, as soon as once more, managed her benefit in an unforgettable day for her, comfortable to cross a border of most distinction. A number of hours earlier, in Italian Bormio, on the slopes of the Stelvio, the male equal of Shiffrin, the Swiss phenomenon Marco Odermatt gave an excellent account, within the tremendous large slalom, of the Austrian vincent kriechmayrwinner the day earlier than within the descent, and the Swiss Loïc Meillard. All this within the midst of the “shock” produced by the sudden and surprising withdrawal, virtually on the foot of the observe, of Mattias Mayer, triple Olympic champion and in nice form this season.

Shiffrin and Odermatt, untouchable leaders, proceed to place snow in the best way within the respective generals of the World Cup.