Michaela Shiffrin took her first alpine skiing He returned to competition and won the 2024 FIS World Cup. women's rotation Tuesday (January 16) in Flachau, Austria.
The 28-year-old kept his rivals at bay. Petra Vlhova Victory for Slovakia. Shiffrin clocked a time of 1:49.35, and Vlhova took second place with a time of 1:49.62.
swedish sarah hector He took 3rd place with a time of 1 minute 50.46 seconds.
The win marks the American legend's 94th World Cup win and sixth of the 2023-24 season. She has won the Flachau slalom five times.
Shiffrin missed Sunday's Super G at Alternmarket-Sauchensee to recover from a cold and was later found at her boyfriend's bedside. Alexander Armott-Kildesuffered a series of injuries after a heavy crash at Wengen.
“I'm really proud of tonight and very grateful to the whole team,” Shiffrin said through tears after the game. “These last days were very difficult, but they were very supportive and helped me go and see Alex. Thank you so much for the support. There are a lot of Slovak fans in the audience. I think so, but I'm really sorry.'' That's it for tonight. Anyway, thank you for your support. ”
On Tuesday, with her mother, brother and sister-in-law watching, Shiffrin found herself in solid position for her second run, finishing just 0.07 seconds behind Vlhova's fastest time. The American scored 53.08 points to Vlhova's 53.01.
In the second run, Shiffrin picked up her speed in the second half, putting pressure on Vlhova with a time of 56.27.
Vlois had a slight lead midway through the course, but had to settle for a silver medal after a small problem occurred in the final seconds.
The Colorado-born skier currently holds the lead in both overall and slalom.
She also placed third in the giant slalom standings, with Italian Federica Brignone taking pole position.