Mikaela Shiffrin won combined gold at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo on Monday. Ramona Siebenhofer finished fifth.
The top favorite from the USA laid the foundation for her triumph with third place in the Super-G before she achieved the best slalom time. Behind Shiffrin, for whom it was already the sixth world title, but the first in the station wagon, the Slovak Petra Vlhova (+0.86) and Olympic champion Michelle Gisin (+0.89) from Switzerland landed on the other medal ranks.
Siebenhofer fifth after fourth-best slalom time
Ramona Siebenhofer finished fifth.
The Styrian surprised after 15th place at halftime with fourth-best slalom time. Her deficit on Shiffrin in the final classification was a full 2.81 seconds.
The other ÖSV women Franziska Gritsch, Ariane Rädler and Katharina Huber had already lost too much time in the Super-G. For the Austrians it was the tenth en-suite World Championship race without a single medal.
Ninth World Championship medal for Shiffrin
Shiffrin has won four of her six world championship titles in her favorite discipline, slalom (2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019) and can continue this successful streak on Saturday. In addition, the winner of 68 World Cup races became Super G world champion for the first time two years ago in Aare. In Cortina, the 25-year-old had already won bronze in the Super-G before her combi victory. Shiffrin now holds a total of nine World Cup medals (six gold / one silver / two bronze).
Siebenhofer: “Made too many mistakes”
Speed specialist Siebenhofer was 15th in the Super-G (+1.07 seconds) and had more than a second on top half-time trio Federica Brignone, who was eliminated in the slalom shortly after the start, Elena Curtoni (+0.01 Sec.) And Shiffrin (+0.06) lost. “I’ve made too many mistakes, it doesn’t forgive anything. My Super-G shape was never great anyway,” was the self-critical comment of the 29-year-old after the Super-G.