21 year old Mikaela Shiffrin once again proves her prowess on the slalom course, dominating the World Cup opener in LEVI, Finland (winning by .75 seconds).
The win in Finland comes with an unusual prize, a reindeer. She plans on calling her reindeer ‘Sven’ after the reindeer in the movie Frozen according to fredericksburg.com.
It was Mikaela’s ninth consecutive slalom win, which is one shy of the record streak of 10 straight wins set by Croatian Janica Kostelic between December 1999 and February 2001.
Mikaela already won a reindeer once in 2013 and called him Rudolph. Rudolph is pictured below:
Her she is with Sven:
Reaction to the win:
[reindeer pix from Japan Times]