Mikaela Shiffrin. Two weeks after her first slalom World Cup victory in Åre, Mikaela Shiffrin is crowned Snow Queen of Zagreb. Best time twice, 1.19 seconds ahead, leader of the slalom World Cup, and Mika is still really cool about everything, “I had already won one race before, so I was not really nervous. Racing slaloms is fun, and winning as well!“
Upward trend. This applies to every race: Once she has found her rhythm, she accelerates from gate to gate. This applies to every race: With the exception of her drop out at Semmering, she was top in every other race – the red jersey of the overall leader suits the new top star in the Atomic slalom team perfectly.
„MIKA REPRESENTED US“
Team colleague of the same first name, Michaela Kirchgasser, complimented Mikaela, “Marlies is injured, Kathrin and I dropped out in the first run – it was a great performance how Mikaela represented us Atomics today by achieving best time twice. Bernadette raced a fantastic race too and finished 7th: the young ladies are stepping it up!“
NEXT SLALOM STOP: FLACHAU
Next chance to speed it up: in Flachau in 10 days. It’s not only close to the World Ski Championships 2013 in Schladming geographically, but also temporally.