MIKAELAS MAIN TASK FOR KOREA: BACK TO WORK
Mikaela Shiffrin is the first Atomic athlete who’ll be taking off for South Korea on Wednesday, safe in the knowledge that her second large crystal globe can’t be taken away from her. If they follow their present schedule her competitors have a maximum of seven possibilities to earn points. But they’re still 751 points and more behind, despite Mikaela’s first ski out in slalom since Zagreb in 2017. On Sunday in Lenzerheide (where Katharina Gallhuber came in a strong 7th place) the 22 year old threaded the third last gate in the final, after a 1.09 second lead at the last interim time. “I’m not at all perturbed about Mikaela’s quality of skiing. After the packed programme in January it’s now about starting refreshed again”, says Atomic Race Director Höflehner.
Alongside the (non-Olympic) city event in Stockholm (this coming Tuesday without Mikaela Shiffrin and Manuel Feller) before the Olympic Games the Ladies still have a downhill sprint (2 runs) and one downhill (Sat / Sun) in Garmisch.