Vermont’s Killington Resort hosted the first World Cup skiing event held in New England in 25 years this past weekend, and regional fans were treated to a thrilling show as U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin overcame adversity to grab the win.
Shiffrin, of Colorado, came in as the odds-on favorite. According to the U.S. Ski Team website, she had a couple of small bobbles in her second run, but put aside all the pre-race pressure to extend her first-run lead and win by .73 seconds ahead of Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia to take her 21st World Cup win. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was third.
“It’s been incredible,” said Shiffrin. “I knew it was going to be a big one, and special, and I was so excited. It’s the east coast, I know this place, I know these people love to watch ski racing. I’m so proud that they all came out and really cheered that loud!”
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