After 28 straight events and nearly 4 years of competition, a woman other than Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova won a World Cup slalom. NBC reports Swiss skier Michelle Gisin, the 2018 Olympic combined champion who earned her first World Cup victory in her 144th career start, eight years to the day since her World Cup debut at the same venue of Semmering, Austria. Shiffrin and Vlhova winning streak spans back to January 2017.
“I broke the incredible run of two giants. It was the perfect day.” –Michelle Gisin
Shiffrin last won a slalom exactly one year ago and has been recovering emotionally after the death of father on February 2nd. She is steadily improving and was gracious in defeat.
“Not sour. It was not a bad day. I know I have faster or more stable skiing, but it’s a process, and I’m going step by step.” –Shiffrin
Congratulations to Michelle for the big win and best of luck next Sunday for the slalom race in Zagreb, Croatia.