Shiffrin loses in the first round against the long shadow of Lindsey Vonn

The American fails to equal the file of victories of the legendary skier and should wait till this Sunday to realize her feat

Mikaela Shiffrin, this Saturday, within the large slalom in Kranjska Gora.Marco TrovatiPA

Amid the logic and rising expectation, Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t match, within the large slalom in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia), the ladies’s file for victories within the World Cup, held by Lindsey Vonn with 82. This Sunday, within the second large of that enclave loaded with custom, he has the chance to make up for it and proceed his accelerated path in direction of Historical past.

Mikaela didn’t fail, if we perceive failure as occupying a place that’s too far again, and even not ending the check. She simply did not win. possibly the strain that this nervous, thrilling expectation entails. Or possibly nobody can simply at all times win. Not even her, though we are likely to consider it. Though she (nearly) exhibits it.

Mikaela fell in need of the feat with a shared sixth place with Coralie Frasse-Sombet (an honor for the already thirty-year-old Frenchwoman). Fifth within the first spherical, 34 hundredths behind the chief, the Canadian Valrie GrenierAspen’s blonde stunner moved in for the assault. An uncommon state of affairs. Probably the most frequent factor in her is that, after prevailing within the first set, he faces the second with a bit of little bit of prudence, with a goal of management quite than assault. To spherical off greater than to overcome.

Not this time, and anxiousness received the higher of him. With out really doing it unsuitable, as a result of that is virtually unimaginable, nor making errors, she did not ski with all her traditional fluency and she or he was eighteenth within the second sleeve. Perhaps she, too, is a bit of drained, a bit of tense. The actual fact is that she by no means appeared in an actual place to wipe out these hundredths of a distinction. And he or she couldn’t even occupy a spot on the rostrum, whose first step was lastly climbed by Valrie Grenier, additionally the perfect half time within the second spherical. It’s the first time that Grenier, 26, has climbed on the drawer within the World Cup. An sudden success for her and balsamic for snowboarding. Canadian, who is just not going via his greatest second.

Petra Vlhov go on damned. This season he doesn’t cease stepping on the podiums, however by no means its highest half. He ends the exams saddened. He adopts an ambiguous expression of circumstances. She smiles barely out of obligation, however she appears pissed off. Sixth within the first moto, she made an impressive second. But it surely was not sufficient. And even, bronzenoticed how Martha Bassino he handed her to face behind Grenier within the locations of honor.

Shiffrin is preventing in opposition to his rivals, in opposition to Vonn’s lengthy shadow and in opposition to the climate. In the remainder of Europe, as in Spain, it’s not chilly. There may be little snow and a few of it’s comfortable. Some exams have been suspended, the final one, on the fifth, the second slalom in Zagreb, after Mikaela gained, on the 4th, the primary. The extreme wind additionally suggested, on this event, that the check be cancelled. Not all the suspended could be changed on different dates.

On the time that Mikaela didn’t obtain her goal, in Adelboden (Switzerland), in one other large slalom, the native idol, the male shiffrin, Marco Odermatt was imposed on the norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen and the opposite Swiss, loc meillard.