World Cup Giant Slalom Win for Alice Robinson
An aggressive second run lifted New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrin to win a giant slalom that ended the women’s World Cup ski season recently in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. The Associated Press reports on the win in a story published by The Washington Post.
Robinson had been fourth-fastest in the opening run, trailing 2018 Olympic champion Shiffrin by 0.77 seconds, yet turned it into a victory by 0.28 at Lenzerheide. Meta Hrovat placed third, trailing Robinson by 0.48.
It was the 19-year-old Queenstown skier’s third win in giant slalom on the World Cup circuit, AP reports.
“Good job,” Shiffrin told Robinson in the finish area. Shiffrin, who has just turned 26, had also started winning World Cup races as a teenager.
At age 16, Robinson competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics, in giant slalom and slalom.
Original article by Associated Press, The Washington Post, March 21, 2021.