Mikaela Shiffrin has turn out to be probably the most embellished US skier after claiming a ninth World Championships podium end with a gold within the mixed occasion in Italy.
The 25-year-old from Colorado says profitable a medal is a bonus on prime of the adrenaline rush alpine snowboarding generates.
“I at all times attempt to be on prime, not due to the data however as a result of I wish to ski quick,” the twice Olympic gold medallist instructed a information convention.
“It is superb to win a gold medal on any day at any race however right now was simply spectacular.”
Shiffrin topped the standings within the mixed occasion after an impeccable two-leg efficiency as Cortina d’Ampezzo, springing from third within the super-G to first after brushing apart her rivals within the slalom.
She surpassed compatriot Lindsey Vonn with a ninth total World Championships medal, together with six gold.
Second-placed Slovakian Petra Vlhova completed 0.86 seconds behind Shiffrin and Swiss Michelle Gisin in third was 0.89 seconds off the tempo, with 14 of the 30 contributors failing to complete the demanding slalom course
“The previous couple of days have been enjoyable and it is very nice to win a medal,” she mentioned.
“I had a extremely good super-G run, it arrange nicely for the slalom portion and I used to be capable of push in troublesome situations.”
Shiffrin will now be scorching favorite so as to add to her medal haul within the girls’s large slalom scheduled for Thursday and the slalom, her strongest occasion, on Saturday.