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Shiffrin 10th in Lake Louise DH, Extends World Cup Lead

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
December, 6 2019

Mikaela Shiffrin extended her overall World Cup lead to 206 points after leading the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team with a 10th place finish in the first of two downhills at Lake Louise, Alberta.

Due to snow and poor visibility, the start of the race was delayed more than an hour, and the course was shortened, starting at the reserve start. Mikaela, starting bib 6, came across the finish line third, eventually dropping in the standings as track conditions improved. On and off snowfall throughout the race presented challenging conditions for the athletes, including AJ Hurt, who took a hard fall after catching her edge in the soft snow and was airlifted off the course. 

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won Friday’s downhill and became the first athlete to win both a World Cup alpine and snowboard event. Ester, the 2018 Olympic super-G champion, has 17 World Cup snowboard parallel slalom and giant slalom victories. Corinne Suter of Switzerland was second and Austria's Stephanie Venier was third. 

Alice Merryweather posted a solid start to the season, finishing 21st. Alice McKennis is back, finishing 27th, and Jacqueline Wiles just missed the points in her first race back from injury, finishing 31st. AJ Hurt posted the fastest first split time before crashing hard. She is OK but she will be sitting out in Saturday's downhill, pending further evaluation of a knee injury. 

Up next, the women compete in a second downhill at Lake Louise Saturday and super-G Sunday.

RESULTS
Women’s downhill

STANDINGS
Women's World Cup

HOW TO WATCH 
All times EST

ALPINE
Friday, Dec. 6

11:00 p.m. - Women’s downhill, Lake Louise, Alberta - NBCSN*

Saturday, Dec. 7
1:00 p.m. - Men’s downhill, Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. - Olympic Channel,  Olympic Channel.com. NBC Sports Gold
2:30 p.m. - Women’s downhill, Lake Louise, Alberta - Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
11:00 p.m. - Men’s downhill, Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. - NBCSN*

Sunday, Dec. 8
11:40 a.m. - Men’s giant slalom run 1, Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. - Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.com. NBC Sports Gold
1:00 p.m. - Women’s super-G, Lake Louise, Alberta - Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
2:30 p.m. - Men’s giant slalom run 2, Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. - Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.com. NBC Sports Gold
5:00 p.m. - Men’s giant slalom run, Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. - NBC
6:00 p.m. - Women’s super-G, Lake Louise, Alberta - NBCSN*

*Same-day broadcast

Note: All televised events to stream across NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA app

Exclusive commercial-free coverage will be available for subscribers of the NBC Sports Gold Pass, available here: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow.