Euronews snowman Vincent Ménard guides us through all that is Alpine Skiing in ‘Gravity.’
“Hello and welcome to ‘Gravity’ and once again Austrian Marcel Hirscher is back on the podium. The 27-year-old claimed the Kransjka Gora slalom, his second victory in two days, that’s eight this season and the 39th of his career.
The overall World Cup leader weaved his way to a magical Slalom and Giant Slalom double at Kranjska Gora.
With Saturday’s Giant Slalom in the bag the Austrian zipped up Sunday’s slalom with ease.
He now has 353 World Cup points in the overall standings with six events left on the
Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen had something the celebrate his second place finish giving him the Slalom World Cup after winning six events this year. He becomes the first Norwegian to win the Slalom Crystal Globe in 16 years.
The owner of the Slalom Globe 😊💘 Gratuler!
H_Kristoffersen</a> <a href="https://t.co/4h53y97huE">pic.twitter.com/4h53y97huE</a></p>— #HK94 (kristoffersen94) March 6, 2016
Is this the last time we see the great Ivica Kostelic after 18 World Cup seasons, 26 victories and 60 podium finishes, the Croat may be close to hanging up his skies.
Good morning 😀 pic.twitter.com/snbuwFGyoI— Ivica Kostelic (@kostelic_ivica) February 26, 2016
Not the slightest doubt about it in the Jansa Slalom in Slovakia.
MikaelaShiffrin</a> dominated as only she can in today's slalom in Jasna: <a href="https://t.co/yzaFWMLPEO">https://t.co/yzaFWMLPEO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fisalpine?src=hash">#fisalpine</a> <a href="https://t.co/CHBkGet48G">pic.twitter.com/CHBkGet48G</a></p>— SkiRacing.com (SkiRacingCom) March 6, 2016
Mikaela Shiffrin obliterated the field on the Slovakian snow.
The American won by the huge margin of 2.36 seconds.
Undefeated for more than one year in the Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin won her seventh race since February 2015.
However it was not enough for her to claim the World Cup Slalom title.
Shiffrin missed five events this season after injury.
The title went to Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter with one race remaining at St Moritz in Switzerland.
Frida Hansdotter just secured the overall title in the Alpine Skiing World Cup.First Swede since Anja Pärsson in 04 pic.twitter.com/1s3xeGAKSj— Radio Sweden (@radiosweden) March 6, 2016
Lara Gut missed the bus, while Shiffrin keeps on improving and winning by massive margins.
Keep calm and train hard 😅 pic.twitter.com/HOk2VHpASE— Lara Gut (@Laragut) March 3, 2016
Olympic champion, double World champion and three times World Cup slalom winner Mikaela Shiffrin is ready to compete for the overall title. On the condition that she improves in the speed events, according to Olympic champion Franck Piccard.
Qu'est devenu le champion olympique Franck Piccard ? Tjrs fondu de ski. Ds
leditiondusoir</a> <a href="https://t.co/JM2cw46QC6">https://t.co/JM2cw46QC6</a> <a href="https://t.co/Pr50c2MCdC">pic.twitter.com/Pr50c2MCdC</a></p>— L'édition du soir (leditiondusoir) December 23, 2015
“She won her first World Cup very early on. She is a slalom star, the first discipline, but she is expanding her repertoire with beautiful Giant Slalom victories last year, and now the Super G, she is working hard on it. She definitely wants to get a message across.
She is extremely active on social media and shows she has the talent to make it in the speed events, however her style has not completely adapted, her carving is closed and that is the opposite of what you want in the Downhill and Super G where you need to let go of the skies, let them come alive.”
SKIING PASTThe 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck in Austria, where the Goitschel sisters shared the Slalom and Giant Slalom gold and silver.
The sisters became the first ever female siblings to share an Olympic podium, not once but twice.
Marielle won silver in the Slalom losing out to Christine who claimed the gold.
Two days later and the roles were reveresed with Marielle taking the gold in the Giant Slalom and her sister Christine winning silver.
See you next week for more ‘Gravity’ we leave with the best white stuff of the weekend.’‘