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Historic Super-G Win For Shiffrin at Lake Louise

By Tom Horrocks
December, 2 2018
U.S. Team with Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with her team after winning the FIS Ski World Cup super-G at the Lake Louise Sunday. (Getty Images/AFP - Mark Ralston)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Avon, Colo.) has proven once again that she is the best athlete in the world with a historic FIS Ski World Cup super-G victory in Lake Louise, Alberta, Sunday as she became the first ski racer ever to win in all six World Cup disciplines - slalom, parallel slalom, combined, giant slalom, super-G, and downhill.

“It was one of my big goals to win in every discipline when I first started racing…one of those goals that you don’t think you’re ever going to achieve, and it’s incredible,” Shiffrin said. “This season I’m still going to race just some super-Gs, but here in Lake Louise, I have a really good feeling. I have to be in the right mindset, so I plan to ski the super-G in St. Moritz (Switzerland), but then it’s up in the air.”

With her 46th career World Cup victory - and her first super-G World Cup win - she moved into a fourth-place tie with Austria’s Renate Götschl on the all-time women’s World Cup win list. Only teammate Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colo.) with 82 victories, Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Pröll with 62, and Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider with 55 are ahead of her on the all-time victory list.

Sunday’s victory came in only her ninth career World Cup super-G start, and after trailing early leader Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany at the first interval by a slim 0.20 seconds, she turned on the aggressive afterburners, taking the "bad girl line."

“This morning when I woke up I thought ‘Well, let’s see what I can do!’” Shiffrin said. “I just skied very aggressively, I wanted to be aggressive. I wanted to find speed. And whatever line I was going to take, I was going to use it to find speed. It felt amazing. My set-up was absolutely perfect. Thank you to my team, my serviceman, and my sponsors. Amazing.”

Rebensburg eventually settled for third after Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinkel, who started 19th, crossed the line in second at 0.77 seconds off the pace set by Shiffrin.

With three top 10 results in the past three days, including eighth in Friday’s downhill and fourth in Saturday’s downhill, Shiffrin increased her overall World Cup lead to 238 points over Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin, who currently sits in second, and Austria's Nicole Schmidhofer in third.

Up next, the women’s tour moves back to Europe next weekend (Dec. 8-9) with super-G and parallel slalom events in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Both events will be broadcast and stream live on the networks of NBC, including the Olympic Channel - Home of Team USA - the NBC Sports Network, and the NBC Sports Gold app.

RESULTS
Women’s super-G
World Cup overall standings

HOW TO WATCH
All times EST.
Preliminary schedule, subject to change
*Same-day delayed broadcast
**Next-day broadcast


Sunday, Dec. 2
5:00 p.m. - World Cup men’s giant slalom recap, Beaver Creek, Colo. - NBC*
6:30 p.m. - World Cup women’s super-G recap, Lake Louise, CAN - NBCSN*
11:30 p.m. - World Cup men’s giant slalom, run 2, Beaver Creek, Colo. - Olympic Channel

Saturday, Dec. 8
3:45 a.m. - Men’s giant slalom, run 1 - Val d’Isere, FRA - Olympic Channel & NBC Sports Gold
5:00 a.m. - Women’s super-G, St. Moritz, SUI - Olympic Channel & NBC Sports Gold
6:45 a.m. - Men’s giant slalom, run 2 - Val d’Isere, FRA - Olympic Channel & NBC Sports Gold (Streaming)
7:00 a.m. - Men’s giant slalom, run 2 - Val d’Isere, FRA - Olympic Channel (Broadcast)

Saturday, Dec. 9
12:30 a.m. - Women’s super-G, St. Moritz, SUI - NBC Sports Network**
3:15 a.m. - Men’s slalom, run 1 - Val d’Isere, FRA - Olympic Channel & NBC Sports Gold
4:15 a.m. - Women’s parallel slalom qualifying, St. Moritz, SUI - Olympic Channel & NBC Sports Gold
6:15 a.m. - Men’s slalom, run 2 - Val d’Isere, FRA - Olympic Channel & NBC Sports Gold
7:00 a.m. - Women’s parallel slalom, St. Moritz, SUI - Olympic Channel & NBC Sports Gold (Streaming)
7:30 a.m. - Women’s parallel slalom, St. Moritz, SUI - Olympic Channel (Broadcast)
5:00 a.m. - Women’s parallel slalom, St. Moritz, SUI - NBC Sports Network*
 

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