Mikaela Shiffrin Begins Quest for Her Last Chance at Discipline Crystal Globe With a Dominant Performance Over Rivals

Published 03/20/2022, 6:55 AM EDT
Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Women’s Super G – Courchevel, France – March 17, 2022 Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

In these past two months, Mikaela Shiffrin has experienced both the highs and the lows of her career. While Beijing Winter Olympics was a terrible dream, the FIS Ski world cup was everything she could ever wish for. The 27-year-old American skier won her fourth overall crystal globe and remained at the top of the world cup standings.

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Since the beginning of the world cup, there was a constant struggle going on between world number one Mikaela Shiffrin and the Beijing Winter Olympics gold medalist Petra Vlhova for the world cup standings. However, the American skier cemented her number one position with two back-to-back phenomenal performances in the finals.

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Mikaela Shiffrin is leading the final race of the world cup

This world cup season would come to an end with today’s giant slalom in France. So far after the first run, Mikaela Shiffrin is currently leading the race with the 1:06:32 time on the clock. Although this race is a mere formality as the finals results are already decided but this victory will reward Mikaela another crystal globe in the giant slalom.

As per the scores after the first run, Mikaela Shiffrin is looking positive to win the last race of the season with a substantial margin.

Mikaela joins the American skiing legend, Lindsey Vonn

With her fourth world cup victory, Mikaela is now part of a special league of legends. She has become the second American skier after legend Lindsey Vonn to have won four world cup titles.

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After the setbacks of the Winter Olympics, no one would have expected such a spectacular performance by her. However, she proved “when the going gets tough, the tougher gets going.”

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Women’s Downhill – Courchevel, France – March 16, 2022 Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates on the podium with trophy after winning the women’s downhill REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

With this final victory, Mikaela would wish to leave the bad memories of the Olympics behind and will focus on the future with confidence. She has already earned the prestigious overall crystal globe, which is one of the greatest honors in the sport.

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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