Author of Story: Elizabeth Karam with US Ski Team News/USSA.ORG
Shiffrin Scores Junior Worlds Bronze
CRANS-MONTANA (Feb. 3) – First year FIS racer, Mikalea Shiffrin (Vail, CO) took home bronze in slalom at the 2011 FIS Junior World Alpine Ski Championships in Crans-Montana. Austria’s Jessica Depauli took home gold.
Shiffrin, one of two U.S. women to start the race, sat in fourth after first the run. Charging out of the start she picked up a spot in the second run to finish third and take home bronze in her first Junior Worlds.
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Shiffrin came into Junior Worlds strong after posting strong results on the NorAm circuit. However, Depauli’s speed couldn’t be matched posting a time of 1:40.32, nearly a second ahaead of the field. Sweden’s Anna Swen-Larsson finished behind Depauli with silver.
The 2011 FIS Junior World Alpine Ski Championships Thursday with the women’s super G.
2011 FIS Junior World Alpine Ski Championships
Crans-Montana, Switzerland – Feb. 3, 2011
Gold: Jessica Depauli, Austria, 1:40.32
Silver: Anna Swen-Larsson, Sweden, 1:41.22
Bronze: Mikaeal Shiffrin, Vail, CO (Burke Mountain Academy) 1:41.27
DNF: Maisie Ide, Minneappolis (Buck Hill Ski Team and Club)
For complete results: www.fis-ski.com