News ID: 113005
Publish Date : 03 March 2023 - 21:46

Shiffrin Misses Out in Super-G, Still Chasing 86th Victory

KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin ’s hunt for a record-tying 86th career victory was extended for at least another day.
The American skier’s quest for a fifth overall World Cup title, too.
Shiffrin finished in fourth place Friday in a super-G that was won by Cornelia Huetter, who finally gave the Austrian women’s team its first victory of the season.
Shiffrin was the ninth starter and trailed then-leader Elena Curtoni of Italy by 0.15 seconds and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland by 0.04. Huetter eventually edged Curtoni by a mere 0.01 seconds.
Shiffrin needs one victory to match Ingemar Stenmark ’s victory total on the all-time list. The Swede competed in the 1970s and 80s.
Shiffrin’s next race is a downhill on Saturday. The event in Norway ends with another super-G on Sunday.
“I felt very solid with my skiing and I just try to take that into the next days,” said Shiffrin, who previously missed a chance to tie the record when she finished runner-up in a slalom in the Czech Republic in January.
Shiffrin broke a tie on the all-time women’s win list with former American teammate Lindsey Vonn in January. Vonn had 82 wins when she retired in 2019.
Finishing behind Gut-Behrami left Shiffrin also waiting for her fifth overall World Cup title. Shiffrin leads her last remaining challenger by 761 points with eight races left.
The American was the fastest starter and led Curtoni by 0.37 seconds at the first intermediate time. Without making apparent mistakes, however, the American lost just over a tenth of a second at each following split.
Shiffrin smiled and briefly waved at spectators after her run.