Jasnah's finish and Mikaela Shiffrin's GEPA photo
Who can watch the Women's World Cup Slalom in Jasna on Sunday 21st January, when and how?
This season's spinning scene features a thrilling duel between Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova, both born in 1995 and a rivalry that spans a decade. Every race was thrilling, with Shiffrin taking four wins and Vlhova taking three.
Unfortunately, that battle is over. Today at Jasna GS, Vlhova fell and tore ligaments in his knee, ending his season.
Up until that moment, in a close race for the season's slalom title, Shiffrin had a 25-point lead with a massive 530 World Cup slalom points, while Vlhova was close behind with 505 points.
For Petra Vlhova, the upcoming slalom race in Jasna, Slovakia has a special place in her heart. Competing on local turf, Vlhova could have counted on much support from his fellow men and women. The sound of her cheers echoing across the slopes of Jasna no doubt encouraged her efforts for a great performance. Vlhova was no doubt motivated by the thrill of racing in front of her hometown fans, aiming to satisfy and inspire with every turn of her course.
The season won't be the same without Vlhova and fans will miss the Vlhova Shiffrin rivalry.
Germany's Lena Duer is in third place and ready to take a chance if Shiffrin fails. Dua, who has 366 points, is aiming for her second World Cup victory, armed with her determination, skill and a little luck. With a 164-point difference from Shiffrin, it will be difficult to catch the winningest slalom athlete in history.
Sweden's Sara Hector is on a roll with her victory in the giant slalom on Saturday. Previously known for her GS, she scored her first SL podium at Flachau, showing off her newfound prowess in her rotations. Hector has shown remarkable success in her slalom standings as she is currently ranked 4th.
Switzerland's Michel Gysin is back to elite spinning form after struggling last season. Although it seems impossible to fight for the title, Gysin racked up valuable points.
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63 women representing 22 countries are on the start list for the Jasna Slalom on Sunday 21 January.
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Stifel US Ski Team's Mikaela Shiffrin leads North America. Megastar Shiffrin has proven his superior skill with his four wins in slalom this season. Boasting an impressive 530 points in her World Cup slalom, she is at the forefront of her season standings and ready to defend her title.
Canada's Ari Nullmeyer is also participating. She has the ability to consistently be in the top 15. Nullmeyer, a graduate of Vermont's Green Mountain Valley School and Middlebury College, ranks ninth on the season in the slalom where she scored 156 points. Her outstanding performance in her first two races in Levi, Finland, where she finished sixth twice, set the tone for her competitive season.
As head of the Stifel US Ski Team, University of Vermont graduate Paula Molzahn is once again making a splash in slalom. Ranked 11th with 138 points, Molzan's best results this season include fifth place in Kranjska Gora and Courchevel. She continues to compete due to her undeniable talent, even though she faces difficulties in the 3rd race while she races 7th.
AJ Hart (USA)
The team's rising star is AJ Hart, who shows a combination of speed and potential. Hart, currently ranked 22nd with 66 points, took third place in Kranjska Gora, earning him his first World Cup podium. Her breakout season excited North American fans who are hoping for her continued success in Jasnah and beyond.
Lawrence Saint-Germain (Canada) First race after suspension due to injury
The injury setback for current women's slalom world champion Laurence Saint-Germain was unfortunate, but this will be her first start since her injury during practice. Her current season ranking is 29th, but she has amassed 54 points in just three races. It's exciting to see her skills on display again.
Amelia Smart (CAN)
Canadian Amelia Smart is determined to make her presence known. Smart, a University of Denver graduate, has been steadily climbing the rankings and is in 30th place with 53 points. Her consistent performance in her last four races points to her promising trajectory to qualify for the Saalbach final.
As North America's national team gears up to take on Jasnah, fans can't wait to see great performances from their favorite players. Sunday's slalom promises to be a thrilling spectacle as Shiffrin, Nullmayr, Molzan, Saint-Germain, Hart and others try to make their mark on Slovakia's snowy slopes.
North American women earn 2024 Slalom World Cup points
North Americans entered the Jasna Slalom race on Sunday, January 21st.
- Bib number 5, Mikaela ShiffrinStifel USST, Burke Mountain, Academy, Atomic, Oakley
- Bib number 9, Paula MolzanStifel USST, University of Vermont, Ski and Snowboard Club, Vail, Rossignol/LOOK, Rebel Grove
- Bib number 14, Ari NullmeyerACA, Middlebury College, GMVS, Atomic, Rebel Grove
- Bib number 18, Lawrence Saint-GermainACA, University of Vermont, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Rossignol, LOOK, Level Grove
- Bib 29, AJ Hart, Stifel Stifel, Team Palisades Tahoe, HEAD, Rebel Glove
- Bib 24, Amelia Smarrt, ACA, Windermere, University of Denver, Atomic, Rebel Grove.
- Bib 44, Lila LapanjaUSA, Independence, Diamond Peak Ski Team, Stöckli, Dalbello, SYNC
About Jasna, Slovakia
Take a journey through the history of Jasna, a traditional ski resort with a storied history. In the late 1970s, the slopes of Jasna witnessed the remarkable feats of the Swedish legend. The legend went on to grace Jasna for his third time in the World Cup competition. From 1979 to his 1982, athletes competed for supremacy in the Man's Cave Grand Prix, and in 1984 women added their skills to this alpine stage.
The culmination came in February 2014 when Jasna hosted the Junior World Championships, showcasing world-class talent on the Chopok slopes. As Jasna embraced the beginning of a new era, dreams were nurtured that the World Cup would be held again on this hallowed ground. Today, that dream turned into reality as the World Cup was held in the center of Jasna, writing a new chapter in its storied history.
When and how to watch Jasnah January 21st (Sunday) World Cup Slalom
The women's first GS run begins at 3:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 a.m. PT, 9:30 a.m. CET. The second run will begin at 6:15 AM Eastern Time, 3:15 AM Pacific Time, and 12:15 PM Central European Time.
In Canada, ski racing fans can watch the World Cup on CBC Sports.
In the United States, the Women's World Cup in Courchevel will be available to watch live and as replays on ski and snowboard live streaming services.
Start list and race program for the first race on Sunday, January 21st jasna women's world cup slalom
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