Robinson edges Shiffrin to win final World Cup giant slalom
New Zealand's Alice Robinson reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)LENZERHEIDE – An aggressive second run lifted teenager Alice Robinson ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin to win a giant slalom that ended the women’s World Cup ski season on Sunday. It was the 19-year-old New Zealander’s third win in giant slalom on the World Cup circuit. Marta Bassino, who already secured the season-long giant slalom title, trailed by 1.45 in seventh. One day after being crowned the overall World Cup champion, Petra Vlhova ended her tiring season with an 11th-place finish.
Shiffrin left fuming over start delay after Vlhova home win
Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, World Cup women's giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia, Sunday, March 7, 2021. '”While Shiffrin acknowledged interruptions are a common part of the sport, she said the lengthy delay was not necessary this time. Vlhova finished 10th and 12th in the last two giant slaloms on the World Cup, and 12th at the world championships last month. Jasna is not a regular stop on the women’s World Cup circuit. The result gave Bassino a lead of 148 points over Worley with only the season-ending GS at the World Cup Finals in Switzerland remaining.
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The 2016 overall World Cup champion beat Swiss teammate Corinne Suter by 0.34 seconds, living up to her billing as the main favorite after winning the last four super-Gs on the World Cup circuit. Ad“It’s a disappointment not to win gold. Even when I made a mistake, I still felt good about my skiing,” Shiffrin said. Petra Vlhova, the overall World Cup leader from Slovakia, finished ninth, nearly two weeks after gaining her first career super-G podium. “The worst thing today was the silence,” said Brignone, who is the defending overall World Cup champion.
Wait a minute: Postponements test skiers' patience at worlds
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin inspects the course prior to the women's super-G, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. With all events on the opening three days of the skiing world championships postponed, athletes have had their patience — not their racing skills — put to the test. Four gold medals should have been handed out by Wednesday, but so far there have been no races. Ad“Everybody: It’s always nice weather in Cortina, of course the schedule will play out without any issues! “You wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and then you race,” Shiffrin said.
Italian skier Bassino gets 2nd straight GS win, Shiffrin 6th
Italy's Marta Bassino celebrates after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. KRANJSKA GORA – Marta Bassino won her second World Cup giant slalom in two days Sunday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin dropped to sixth. Bassino trailed Shiffrin by three-tenths of a second after the American's near-perfect opening run, but the Italian posted the fastest time in the final. Shiffrin finished 1.27 back in sixth, equaling her result in Saturday’s race. Bassino won the race 0.66 ahead of Michelle Gisin, a day after the Swiss skier earned her first career podium in GS.