Shiffrin Returns In Zagreb Slalom
After missing both the slalom and giant slalom races in Lienz, Austria due to a bout with COVID-19, two-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion Mikaela Shiffrin has tested negative and is set to return to the FIS Ski World Cup stage on Tuesday, Jan. 4, to compete in Zagreb's famous 'Snow Queen Trophy' night slalom. Shiffrin has been crowned 'Snow Queen' at the venue on four occasions and will look to make a strong comeback from her fourth-place finish in 2020 as she battles for the World Cup slalom title. Currently, she trails rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 120 points in the slalom standings. Still, she has maintained the lead in the race for the Overall Crystal Globe over Italy's Sofia Goggia.
Zagreb's night slalom could be a big night for Shiffrin in more ways than one. Her fifth-consecutive slalom win in Killington, Vermont, put her neck and neck with the legendary Ingemar Stenmark for most World Cup wins in a single discipline (46). A win in Zagreb would push her past the outstanding record, marking her 47th slalom win in her career, further establishing her dominance in the discipline.
Shiffrin won't be the only U.S. athlete making their first appearance of 2022 in Zagreb. She'll be joined by a crew of fresh faces and World Cup mainstays alike. Paula Moltzan, Katie Hensien, Zoe Zimmermann, Nicola Rountree-Williams, and Lila Lapanja are set to start in the Zagreb night slalom. Tuesday's appearance will be Rountree-Williams' career-first World Cup start.
HOW TO WATCH
All times EST.
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022
6:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 1 – LIVE, Zagreb, CRO, Streaming Ski and Snowboard Live, Streaming Peacock
10:00 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Slalom, run 2 – LIVE, Zagreb, CRO, Streaming Ski and Snowboard Live, Streaming Peacock
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022
9:30 a.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Men's Slalom, run 1 – LIVE, Zagreb, CRO, Streaming Ski and Snowboard Live, Streaming Peacock
12:30 p.m. FIS Alpine World Cup Men's Slalom, run 2 – LIVE, Zagreb, CRO, Streaming Ski and Snowboard Live, Streaming Peacock
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