Home Sport news Ledecká’s opponent revealed what bothered her as well. This year it started famously and no further troubles are looming

Ledecká’s opponent revealed what bothered her as well. This year it started famously and no further troubles are looming

by archysport

She didn’t hide her emotions, such a start to the season came in handy. Mikaela Shiffrin has triumphantly entered the new year of the World Cup. At the Tyrolean glacier, Rettenbach overcame another career milestone at the weekend. After finally overtaking the Swiss Lara Gutová-Behrami by 0.14 seconds in the traditional opening giant slalom, she secured her 70th victory in the series. The list of the best skiers of all time is behind the Swede Ingemar Stenmark (86) and compatriot Lindsey Vonn (82).

Lisi Niesner, Reuters

She experienced stress, but in the end she really started the Olympic season for one of her rivals, Ester Ledecká. Unlike the previous ones.

Two years ago, a former genuine slalom specialist was snatched from the sport by the unexpected death of her father. She also had mixed feelings last season, marked by a pandemic.

Shiffrin reigned in Sölden, and Vlhová also shone. Ledecke failed

She recorded only four triumphs in the World Championships, which was not enough for an exceptional skier from Colorado. Sölden even had to leave out due to back problems. Now, moreover, she has admitted that another moment hit her a lot last year. “Due to coronavirus, the World Cup did not reach North America at all,” the 26-year-old American recalled.

American Mikaela Shiffrin on the steps in Sölden.

Lisi Niesner, Reuters

In the coming winter, she may be pleased to have her Killington race back on track. “I always feel a lot of pressure there, but I still love it,” she said after the success in Sölden, where the Italian Marta Bassinová and Federica Brignone, who shone here last year, failed for a change.

Shiffrin has shown that she is clearly well on her way to becoming the dominant racer again and perhaps the overall winner of the series. She would do it for the fourth time. “Nervousness, stress, at the beginning of the season is a question of whether I can go with the inner heat of the past and win again. The other girls have raised the level so much that you are afraid you will fall behind. “

The giant slalom in Sölden was won by the Swiss Odermatt, the Kryzl was the 58th

But the worries were useless for the moment. When it all touched her, she didn’t hide her tears. “The season started really well, you can build on that. The start of the World Cup is always important, because you don’t really know where the others are performing,” she added.


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