SKI American Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her season perfectly by winning the first race of the season, the Levi slalom
American Mikaela Shiffrin wins the first ski slalom of the year in Finland. — LEHTIKUVA
The American Mikaela Shiffrin, quadruple winner of the big crystal globe, won the Levi's slalom, Saturday in Finland, the first women's race of the Alpine Skiing World Cup season.
Shiffrin beat the Swedish Anna Swenn Larsson, already second time in the first round, 16/100th, and her great Slovak rival Petra Vlhova, Olympic champion in the specialty. to Beijing, by 20/100th.
She is getting closer to Ingemar Stenmark’s absolute record
Only third in the first round, Shiffrin managed the best time of the second track to claim a 75th World Cup victory. At 27, she is approaching the absolute record of Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark (86) and the total of her compatriot Lindsey Vonn (82).
Levi, quoted; from the extreme north of Finland located beyond of the Arctic Circle, marks the opening of the women’s season after the cancellation in October of the giant of Sölden at because of the weather, then the next three stages of the calendar (Zermatt/Cervinia, twice, then Lech) because of the lack of snow. France's Nastasia Noens took 26th place. 3 sec 99/100th from the winner. The skiers continue with a new slalom on Sunday.