Michael Schaefer wins record 47th World Cup slalom ahead of Beijing Olympics

Michela Schiffer had previously won the last Women’s World Cup Slalom. Beijing Olympics On Tuesday, his Slovak rival Petra Valhova clinched the season title in discipline. Running on a challenging plan course, the Americans improved to fifth place, beating first-run leader Valhova by 0.15 seconds in the fastest time.

Germany’s Lena Dore finished third behind 0.93.

it was The 47th Slalom win of Schaefer’s careerShe became the first skier in World Cup history to win so many races in a single discipline. Earlier, he shared the best mark with the great Swedish sculptor Stanmark, who won 46 gigantic slaloms in the 1970s and 80s.

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US winner Mikayla Schaefern celebrates during the FIS Ski World Cup Women’s Slalom Race Winners presentation in Schladming, Austria on January 11, 2022.

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“It’s very special to be here right now. It feels like it didn’t happen,” said Shafreen, who extended his overall lead over Valhova to 55 points.

Shafreen, who Tested positive for COVID-19. Last month, on Twitter, he paid tribute to his team and his mother, thanking his mother for “strength, love, support and faith in me.”

His victory did not stop Valhova from winning the season title in discipline.

The Slovakian, who has won five of the seven slaloms this season, has led Schaefer by 220 points with just two more World Cup slams since the Olympics.

Valhova had previously won the Slalom Globe once in 2020, when Sheffield had won it six times in seven years.

The title was held by Catherine Lenzburger last season. On Tuesday, Austria trailed 0.79 in the eighth after the first run and finally finished 21st after almost skiing out at the end of their second run.

Shafreen’s teammate Paula Moltzan was sixth after the opening run but slipped into her second. The American has been skiing with a pole taped to his glove since he fractured his left wrist.

Canada’s Ali Nolmeier and Switzerland’s Wendy Holdner, who finished third after the opening run, both failed to complete their final runs.

Anna Sven Larsen, who finished third in Slovenia in Slovenia on Sunday, was one of the fastest openers in the first run and led Valhova in the first split with a speed of more than two tenths of a second. First besiege the Sweden Gate.

The Plane Course is an annual stop on the men’s circuit. The last time women ran for a place was during the 2013 World Championships.

The race was moved to nearby Flachau, which has been affected by the recent rise in corona virus infections.

Schaefer, who won a gold medal in the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and a gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2018 Pyongyang Olympics, will be the top contender at this year’s Beijing Olympics, scheduled for February 4.