A Full Tech Weekend in Jasna for Shiffrin

Megan Harrod
2016-03-04 16:47

JASNA, Slovakia (March 4, 2016) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to Jasna, Slovakia for the first time since 1984 for a giant slalom and slalom. A healthy and strong Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) is ready for her first full tech weekend back on the World Cup circuit since returning from a knee injury sustained in Åre, Sweden.

Shiffrin, who turns 21 on March 13, has won 18 World Cup races in her career – 17 of them slalom victories – one shy of Switzerland’s Lise Marie Morerod’s total before reaching the age of 21. Only one other woman – the great Annemarie Moser Pröll – has won more races before turning 21 years old, with 31 victories. Perhaps the weekend will bring an early birthday present for Shiffrin? Only time will tell.

Along with Shiffrin, Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) will also start both in the giant slalom and slalom – marking it her first World Cup giant slalom since 2013. Keep an eye out in Sunday’s slalom for the promising young duo of Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV) and Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) – who both scored their first World Cup points at the Flachau night slalom in January.

Noticeably missing this weekend in Jasna’s World Cup action will be overall title leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who announced on Wednesday that she’ll be sitting the rest of the season out after an injury sustained during a super G race in Soldeu-El Tarter, Andorra last Saturday.

Jasna (GS, SL) Starters
Lila Lapanja – SL
Megan McJames – GS
Paula Moltzan – SL
Mikaela Shiffrin – GS, SL
Resi Stiegler – GS, SL

Broadcast and Live Streaming (times EST)
Saturday, March 5
4:30 a.m. - Women's GS-1, Jasna - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra
7:30 a.m. - Women's GS-2, Jasna - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra
1:00 p.m. - Women's GS, Jasna - Universal HD

Sunday, March 6
4:30 a.m. - Women's SL-1, Jasna - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra
7:30 a.m. - Women's SL-2, Jasna - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra
1:00 p.m. - Women's SL, Jasna - Universal HD

Start List – Saturday
Women’s giant slalom




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