Mikaela Shiffrin Lands First World Cup Giant Slalom Podium

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 2, 2013 9:38 am

U.S Ski Team girls are bringing it home!

Colorado’s own, Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), claimed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Giant Slalom podium Sunday December 1st, 2013, on her home turf in Beaver Creek, CO.

Earning a second place in the final event of the Nature Valley Women’s World Cup, America is proud! Shiffrin had an amazing final run, almost beating Sweden’s Jessica Lindell-Vikarby. The final was broadcast live on NBC, and Universal Sports will air a repeat broadcast Wed. Dec 11 from 6-30-8:00 p.m. EST. Make sure to tune in, check the full TV schedule here.

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Photo: Cody Downward / U.S Ski Team / Skier: Mikaela Shiffrin 

Shiffrin grew up in Vail, Colorado and was performing in front of a energetic hometown crowd as she laid down one of her best GS runs yet. Shiffrin’s previous best GS result was a sixth place in Soelden, Austria to open the 2014 Olympic season.

Mikaela tells the U.S Ski Team after her second-place GS win, “It’s my first GS podium and I’ve been working on my GS so it’s a big relief to be able to get on the podium and know that I’m actually doing something right. It’s my favorite slope and two amazing courses with awesome conditions. I don’t really think they could have done much better with this hill today, so I just tried to take advantage of that.”

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Photo: Cody Downward / U.S Ski Team / Skier: Mikaela Shiffrin 

Another of America’s own U.S Ski Team athletes, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) also made it to the top 30, advancing to the final run in 28th place but was unable to finish her second run after missing a gate.

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Photo: Cody Downward / U.S Ski Team / Skier: Julia Mancuso 

Go girls, go!

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