Grenier wins and postpones Shiffrin’s record of victories

The Canadian Valerie Grenier prevailed this Saturday in the giant of Kranjska Gora (Slovenia), in which the American Mikaela Shiffrin he finished in sixth position and was unable to equal compatriot Lindsey Vonn’s record for World Cup wins.

Shiffrin follows, therefore, one of the 82 wins that Vonn accumulated. He could not match it when the Zagreb slalom was canceled on Thursday and this time for a discreet second round, in which he squandered his options after being fifth in the first. This Sunday she will have another opportunity in the second giant of the weekend.

The American faced the second drop with a deficit of 0.31 and with clear options to maintain her winning streakbut it was not fine and with the eighteenth set he dropped to sixth place at 1.33 behind Grenier, who was the best in the two sleeves and won with an overall time of 1:55.01.

Historic triumph for the Canadian, the first of her career by 0.37 of difference with respect to the Italian Marta Bassino, fourth in the two descents, and by 0.40 with respect to the Slovenian Petra Vlhova.

Shiffrin, however, continues as the undisputed leader of the World Cup overall, with 1,015 points., by the 646 of Vlhova and the 511 of the Swiss Wendy Holdener; while Bassino leads the giant classification with 380 points, 80 more than the American, while the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami is third with 297.

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