Alpine Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin Gains Her Second Olympic Gold by Winning Giant Slalom
Mikaela Shiffrin, who was a gold medalist of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in slalom, gained one more Olympic gold medal in giant slalom. She finished the race with the time of 2:20.02 after 2 runs. After the first run, she was on the second place, but improved her position in the second run. In such a way, the skier has proved that she is the most impressive technician in women’s slalom at the moment.
Mikaela Shiffrin admitted that she had to risk in order to win the race: “I risked it on the second run. It's super-cool. There are moments when I think 'Oh my gosh, what am I going to do?', and there are other moments where I feel like, 'No problem'. I don't know when it was, but at some point after the first run I thought, like, 'I can really win this'. I just tried to hang on to that feeling and then focus on my skiing a bit”.
Ragnhild Mowinckel from Norway earned a silver medal by finishing with the total time of 2:20.02 and Italian athlete Federica Brignone won a bronze medal by finishing in 2:20.48.
The rest of the 10 best alpine skiers finished in the following order:
4 Viktoria Rebensburg (a gold medalist of 2010 and a bronze medalist of 2014 Olympic Games) (Germany)
5 Marta Bassino (Italy)
6 Frida Hansdotter (Sweden)
7 Tessa Worley (France)
8 Manuela Moelgg (Italy)
9 Wendy Holdener (Switzerland)
10 Sara Hector (Sweden)