Video: Mikaela Shiffrin’s Toughest Competition Rams Into Gate, Has Golden Run End in Misery at Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2023/24

Published 11/12/2023, 9:00 AM EST

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Mikaela Shiffrin, the absolute boss of alpine skiing from the U.S., is often hailed as the undisputed GOAT in the sport. The FIS World Cup second phase started on the 11th of November and concluded today on the 12th of November. However, all the participants gave their best but among them, two stood out and rocked the race.

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Though Mikaela Shiffrin boasts an illustrious career with 88 World Cup wins, her comeback was overshadowed by the Slovakian skier’s heroics. Petra Vlhova made excellent runs in both races, finishing first in both. However, the 2x Olympic Champion Shiffrin couldn’t live up to her expectations, with miser finishes in both runs. In the first run, Shiffrin finished in 3rd place behind Lena Duerr. However, during the 2nd round of the race, the tables turned.

Dramatic twists in alpine skiing

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Shiffrin returned to skiing at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup after recovering from an injury and faced her biggest competitor, Vlova with an impressive track record of 27 World Cup victories, including 14 in slalom and 12 in giant slalom, stands out as a force to be reckoned with. Recently, according to X, a video circulated in which Petra was skiing smoothly but took a nosedive as she straddled in the second round, handing victory to Mikaela. The caption reads as, “Petra Vlhova’s second run in Levi ends in misery after straddling”.

 

The dynamic rivalry between Shiffrin and Vlhova adds an extra layer of excitement to the drama. Michaela now boasts an impressive total of 89 World Cup wins as of November 12, 2023

Shiffrin’s alpine rollercoaster

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Shiffrin, who trailed Vlhova by 0.76 after the first run, delivered a solid second run to claim the top spot. However, the victory was bittersweet for Shiffrin, who acknowledged Vlhova’s earned performance and expressed empathy for her mishap. Despite facing her own recent challenges, including a crash during training that resulted in a left knee bone bruise, Shiffrin’s triumphant return to the podium showcased her resilient mindset.

Finishing fourth on Saturday and missing the podium in the giant slalom opener in Solden, Shiffrin highlighted the significance of her victory, stating, “It means a lot.” Croatia’s Leona Popovic secured the second spot, matching her best World Cup finish, while Germany’s Lena Duerr achieved her second podium placing in 24 hours.

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Maleehah Shakeel

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I'm a US sports writer at EssentiallySports, where my passion for sports and the art of storytelling come together. As I thrive to bring insightful content to the table, I've honed my skills in crafting engaging narratives and offering meaningful analysis to the readers. Along with different segments of Olympic avenues, I am a huge equestrian sports enthusiast.
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