FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, giant slalom. Slovakian alpine skier Petra Vlhová is pictured in the Swedish Aare on March 10, 2023.
Aare (Sweden) – Mikaela Shiffrin is within reach of tying Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark's record 86 World Cup wins. The American skiing star leads after the first round of the giant slalom in Aare. In the opening run, she was the fastest in three of the four sectors and built up a lead of 58 hundredths ahead of Canadian Valeria Grenier.
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Already a certain overall winner of the SP Shiffrin is currently the best in the world in this discipline. She has won the last four giant slaloms, including the world championship in Méribel, France. In addition to the record, he is also attacking a small crystal globe for this discipline. She also came close to this trophy, because her closest pursuer, Lara Gutová-Behramiová, did not finish the first round.
A similar chance for her eighty-sixth win in the World Cup as today was the one Shiffrin had at the end of January during the second slalom in Špindlerův Mlýn. At that time, after the first round, she led by 67 hundredths of a second ahead of the German Lena Dürrová, but then she finished second by six hundredths of a second.
The second round of the giant slalom in Aare will start at 13:00. The Czech skier Adriana Jelínková did not advance to it, who with starting number 50 lost 3.99 seconds to Shiffrin and took 43rd place. She was 1.08 seconds away from the final 30.