U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s women led the way once again. Two US women held the leader bibs in cross country and alpine for the first time ever.
Nearly 40,000 fans showed up to watch the US Women’s alpine team compete in world cup events in Killington, Vermont. US Ski & Snowboard’s Lara Carlton says once again Mikaela Shiffrin led the way for the women’s team.
“She did it again,” Carlton said. “Got the four peat in slalom on Sunday and a third place on Saturday in GS. Her slalom win is her 42nd slalom victory and her 62nd World Cup victory overall. She's now tied for 4th in overall World Cup victories.”
Teammate Nina O’Brien scored points in the Giant Slalom finishing 28th. The women’s alpine team heads next to Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada this weekend.
Meanwhile the women’s cross-country team competed in Ruka, Finland. Sadie Maubet Bjornson finished 4th on Saturday.
“Became the first American woman ever to win the leader bib,” Carlton continued. “It was also extra special because Mikaela also had the leader bib at the same time. So, that was the first time that an American Alpine female skier and American cross-country female skier shared the leader bib honor.”
Jessie Diggins is 5th in the standings while Rosie Brennan sits in 11th. The cross-country team next travels to Lillehammer, Norway.
The men’s alpine team raced in Lake Louise over the weekend.
“Travis Ganong tied Steve Nyman for 10th in the downhill, led five Americans into the points,” Carlton stated. “Travis was also 12th in Super G so best finish for the US men and Steve got 22nd in Super G. Jared Goldberg also tied for 30 in the downhill, another Utah native.”
The men will next race in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Moguls team will have their first world cup event in Ruka this weekend. Carlton says the aerials team will begin jumping at the Utah Olympic Park soon ahead of their opening event next week.