Katharina Liensberger (Katharina Liensberger) achieved what many people thought was impossible, and that is to end the slalom Mikaela Shiffrin (Mikaela Shiffrin) and Petra Flova (Petra) Vlhova) The reign of the two. However, the Austrians achieved brilliant success.
Katharina Liensberger was the first of the three to start the game under difficult, albeit negotiated conditions. The Austrians set the tone by setting the best time for the first heating. Shivlin followed closely, and despite his impeccable pedigree, he was no better than Liensberger, ranking third. At the same time, defending champion Petra Vlhova was unable to find her position, which is usually unbalanced and eccentric. Therefore, she is temporarily in the sixth position, less than two seconds away from the leader’s reference time.
For Flova, who has fallen behind, the second round is not easy. Slovakia has never adapted to this situation, she achieved the 14th fastest result in the second round. Since Slovakia is now out of the equation, everything is going between Shiffrin and Liensberger. The person who ranks first will also receive the title of the subject.
It was originally started by the Americans, and everything went smoothly until she slid out the last door a little bit, lost the axis and relied on the wrong leg to restore balance, which cost him a tenth of a second of precious time . She still managed to get the reference time through the 56.24-second stopwatch.
Therefore, the most stressed is the 23-year-old Austrian, he is the last person to participate in the competition. The victory of her career’s first World Cup Tournament in Ares, Sweden last week made her surging. Last month, she won the World Championship in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Linksberger did the best method she knew, which was to apply pressure and deliver the goods with a perfect drop in every aspect, which reduced Shiffrin’s time by 0.34 seconds.
As a result, Linksberger became the new Crystal Globe slalom champion, and at the same time ended an extremely difficult breakthrough trend.
It is difficult to predict what Katharina Liensberger’s career will look like in the next few years. On the other hand, it is certain that she will go downhill in history due to the end of the duo consisting of Mikaela Shiffrin (Mikaela Shiffrin) and Petra Vlhova (Petra Vlhova). The two skiers dominated the slalom. Far better than any competition.
When you realize how great the Austrians have achieved, the numbers speak for themselves.
Linksberg won the last two World Cup titles of the season in Sweden and Switzerland. These are his only two victories this season and the first two victories of his career. The last time Shiffrin or Vlhova failed to win a slalom competition two consecutive times was in 2014, when Nicole Hosp won in Aspen, USA on November 30, and Maria Pietila-Holmner in the following month (December 13) Sweden Äre won. Since November 30, 2014, the Shiffrin-Vlhova duo has won 47 of the past 55 slalom competitions, which is a surrealistic addition to this statistic.
But since 2013, in addition to Shiffrin and Vlhova, Liensberger has become only the second skier to win a slalom crystal ball. Frida Hansdotter achieved this feat in 2015. Otherwise, Shiffrin won all the crystal balls in the slalom from 2013 to 2019, and in 2020, it’s Vlhova’s turn.
We shouldn’t forget Liensberger’s victory at the World Championships in February, where Shiffrin and Vlhova’s slalom measures were also adopted, which slowed down the series of four consecutive World Championship wins by Shiffrin. She won The championship events were held in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.