Sun, 28 Feb 2021

Mikaela Shiffrin closes worlds with four medals

Field Level Media
21 Feb 2021, 05:19 GMT+10

Mikaela Shiffrin won the bronze medal in the slalom on Saturday, earning her fourth medal of the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and her record-tying career 11th world championship medal.

She is the first skier to win four medals at the world championships since Anja Parson of Sweden in 2007. And with her 11th career medal, she tied Parson for the most world championship medals by a female skier and extended her record for the most ever by an American.

She also won bronze in the super-G, gold in the alpine combined and silver in the giant slalom at the championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

"I don't think I ever would have said that I could win four medals in one World Champs," said Shiffrin, 25, who was born in Colorado and spent her later childhood years in New England. "If you would have asked me five years ago or even, maybe especially, one year ago. It's amazing."

Austrian Katharina Liensberger won the slalom in 1:39.50, with Petra Vlhova of Slovakia a second back and Shiffrin 1.98 seconds behind.

Shiffrin won the past four world titles in the event.

--Field Level Media

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