Mikaela Shiffrin Claims Yet Another Podium Finish in Lake Louise, Canada

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Mikaela Shiffrin after a run at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on Dec. 6, 2019 in Lake Louise, Canada. Credit: Getty Images

Mikaela Shiffrin finished 10th in Friday’s downhill, second in the second downhill of the weekend on Saturday, and then 10th in Super-G yesterday at Lake Louise, Canada.

One day after settling for a 10th-place finish in the women’s downhill, two-time Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin attacked the Lake Louise, Canada, course with determination Saturday. Shiffrin placed second in the FIS world cup race, adding another podium finish on the course where she won her first downhill race in 2017 and first super-G race in 2018.

Shiffrin, who is the world cup overall points leader, nearly grabbed her 63rd career world cup win, finishing just 0.13 seconds slower than winner Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria. She was faster than Schmidhofer at several points in her race but had a slower finish.

Schmidhofer won in a time of 1:49.92 on a day that featured two crashes and several race interruptions. Shiffrin, capturing her 88th world cup podium, completed her run in 1:50.05 in the 12th run of the afternoon. Italy’s Francesca Marsaglia won bronze in 1:50.35.

She has reached the podium in three disciplines already this season and finished up the weekend with a 10th place in the Super-G. She has already amassed 472 points more than doubled that of Rebensburg in second with 235.

Shiffrin has piled up four podium finishes in the last three years at Lake Louise, including first- and third-place finishes in the downhill in 2017.

The women’s World Cup tour heads to Switzerland for super-G on Saturday followed by parallel slalom on Sunday.

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