Mikaela Shiffrin wins 21st World Cup Slalom at Killington

Mikaela Shiffrin wins the slalom at Killington in the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Slalom and proves that the East Coast should become a regular stop on the World Cup.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins 21st World Cup Slalom at Killington

Beyond South Brooklyn

Mikaela Shiffrin is at home. With her fifth slalom win in a row, her hometown fans were at Killington in force, including her 95-year-old Nana, during the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup.

Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia took second place and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland rounded out the top three. But it was Mikaela that had the greatest day of her professional career winning in front of her family and friends. With her victory, she stays in the total points lead for the season.

As a graduate of the Burke Ski Academy just down the road in Burke, Vermont, it was an opportunity for Mikaela's East Coast fans to have a once in a lifetime chance to see her compete with the cream of the European World Cup racers. At 21, Mikaela is the premiere slalom skier in the US, and across the world. She has won the last nine World Cup Slalom races she has participated in. With 22 World Cup victories, 21 have been in Slalom and one in Giant Slalom. Sunday was her 10th consecutive World Cup slalom victory during the first World Cup race ever at the mountain, and the first in Vermont since 1978.

Killington pulled off a victory as well, proving that the East coast of the United States is a perfect place for the World Cup. Could we gain a new stop on the circuit? The racers loved the crowds!


Mikaela Shiffrin hugs her Nana after winning the slalom at the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Slalom at Killington.
Pauline Condron, the 95-year-old grandmother of the Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, had never seen her 21-year-old granddaughterski in a World Cup race until Sunday.©Mark D Phillips


Mikaela Shiffrin on the podium. ©Mark D Phillips

 


Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia (2ND), Mikaela Shiffrin (1ST), and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland (3RD). ©Mark D Phillips


Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria manages to come across the finish on one ski to finish in ninth place in slalom at the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup at Killington. ©Mark D Phillips


Mikaela Shiffrin shows her form in the first run of the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Slalom at Killington. ©Mark D Phillips


Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia was in second place with a 43:95 in the first run with the crowd at Killington. ©Mark D Phillips

 


Wendy Holdener of Switzerland celebrates her third place finish in the first run with the crowd at Killington. ©Mark D Phillips

 


Mikaela Shiffrin takes the first run lead at Killington in the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Slalom. ©Mark D Phillips


Mikaela Shiffrin at Killington pre-event Press Conference


Preparing the Slalom course on Superstar at Killington in the early morning of November 27, 2016. ©Mark D Phillips