USA / Alpine Race
date of birth
March 15, 1995
Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G
NO WEAKNESSES: MIKAELA IS PREPARED AND READY FOR ANY SURFACE
For Mikaela’s third win in Flachau, however, an unleashed final run was necessary. “On the first run I was too tidy and made a few mistakes as well. Then I changed my approach, and was able to flip the switch in my head,” analysed the 22 year old, who didn’t let herself be slowed down by the soft conditions on the slope.”Mikaela is a force to be reckoned with in any race conditions. She has eliminated all of her tiny weaknesses”, explained Christian Höflehner Atomic Race Director ecstatically, who was also very pleased with the three best section times by three Redster protégés in the final. Alongside Shiffrin Carole Bissig (a great 18th place in her 5th World Cup race) and Julia Grünwald (19th) stood out with fastest section times and with her 10th place Katharina Gallhuber also impressively confirmed that her nomination for the Olympic Games is only a formality.
The men’s fight for the points will continue in Wengen from Friday with combined, downhill and slalom events.