Mikaela Shiffrin wins the 2nd giant slalom of the 59th Golden Fox with an outstanding run

( 08. 01. 2023 )
With a 77 hundredths of a second lead over runner-up Federica Brignone, American Mikaela Shiffrin tied the record for the most wins in the FIS Women's World Ski Championships and also set a new record with 3 giant slalom wins at the Golden Fox.


Sunday's 59th Golden Fox giant slalom was a day of records: Mikaela Shiffrin became the first and only skier with 3 giant slalom victories in Golden Fox events, and Lara Gut-Behrami became the first Swiss skier to stand on the podium in Kranjska Gora. Shiffrin's 82nd FIS World Cup wins also equalled the record of her compatriot and former teammate Lindsey Vonn, which she will have the chance to break in a few days' time at the slalom in Flachau, Austria. Federica Brignone came second and Lara Gut-Behrami third. Yesterday's winner, Valerie Grenier, finished in 6th place, 1.75 seconds behind the leading American. Ana Bucik was the best Slovenian skier again in 10th place, while Tina Robnik finished the second run in 29th place.


Federica Brignone secured the Golden Fox Trophy with the best overall time in both races, ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova.


Sunday's slalom also attracted around 3,500 spectators to Podkoren, among whom the Slovak fans of Petra Vlhova stood out in terms of numbers (and volume), but unfortunately this time they were not lucky enough to see their favourite on the podium.

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