World Cup Corner | March 17 | by Roman Torn
World Cup Corner by Roman Torn
Another Olympic Medal for WMSC Alumni Mollie Jespen! Watch Mollie add to her Olympic medal count, this time a Silver in the Giant Slalom. Congratulations on your amazing Olympic performances.
The Women’s Overall is heating up. The GS saw clutch performances by the overall leaders. The points went to Vlhova, Bassino followed by Shiffrin in that order. Canada’s Valerie Grenier continues to ski well putting in a consistent performance and the 4th fastest second run to finish 13th.
Are Women’s Giant Slalom
The Slalom the next day told a different story. Last year’s Slalom globe winner , Katharina Liensberger was finally back in form winning her first race of the year. Mina Fuerst Holtmann was second and Michelle Gisin third. Vlhova just outside of the top three in 4th and Michaela having an uncharacteristically slow second run put her in 9th . With these results, the overall World Cup is going to come down to the last four races with only 60 points separating the two.
Canada’s strong slalom team had a solid effort with 4 in the top 30 led by Ali Nullmeyer coming in 13th, Amelia Smar 16th, Laurence St-Germain 20th, and Erin Meilzynski 28th .
The Men were in Kranjska Gora for two GS races. Henrick Kristofferson continued to ski well taking the win in the first race followed by his young compatriot Lucas Braathen taking second and Marco Odermatt 3rd.
Canada Men’s tech team had a good day with Trevor Philip placing 13th and Erik Read 19th.
The next day saw a very similar result at the top of the podium with Henrick Kristofferson once again taking the win. This time Stefan Brennstiener was 2nd followed by Marco Odermatt once again in 3rd. Canada Men’s tech team had another good day with Trevor Philip placing 20th and Erik Read 17th.
This takes us down to the wire with the last 4 races at the World Cup Finals in Courchevel/Meribel, France. To note, only the top 25 in each discipline get to go to the World Cup Finals. This presents the best of the best. Some Globes have already been determined by their respective leader having more than a 100 point over the next competitor, but there are many real close battles like in Men’s Slalom and Downhill and Women’s Giant Slalom and Overall. Have to wait for next weeks report to find out how it all goes down.