CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy – American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin delivered a standout performance in Cortina today winning Gold in the Alpine Combined at the FIS World Ski Championships. Monday’s win adds to her medal collection after capturing Bronze in Thursday’s Super-G.
Icy course conditions did not deter the 25-year-old American who sat in 3rd place after the Super-G. Shiffrin then produced the fastest time in the Slalom leg, ultimately outpacing silver medalist Slovakian Petra Vlhova by 0.86 seconds and bronze medalist Michelle Gisin of Switzerland by 0.89 seconds behind the winning pace. Many of the race’s favorites succumbed to the icy course with a total of 14 racers unable to complete the Slalom run.
The win marked Shiffrin’s 9th career medal in the World Championships and 6th World Championship Gold. With the victory, Shiffrin leaps past both Lindsey Vonn and the recently retired Ted Ligety for the most gold medals in the world championships.
The action resumes tomorrow with the Women going head-to-head in the Parallel Slalom.