It’s getting harder and harder to expect anything other than brilliance from American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin.
Not only is she the two-time overall World Cup champion, but in the first seven races of this season, she already has three wins and four medals!
She has two wins in her specialty, the Slalom, but also added her first career win in the Super-G last week at Lake Louise.
So this week will be a chance for a double feature from Shiffrin at St. Moritz (SUI):
∙ 8 December: Super-G
∙ 9 December: Parallel Slalom
Shiffrin, still only 23, now has 46 career World Cup victories. In her two Slalom wins this season, she has been chased home by Petra Vlhova (SVK) both times. In the Super-G last week, Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) and Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) went 2-3.
Last season, three of the four races at St. Moritz were canceled by weather, but Jasmine Flury (SUI) and Michelle Gisin (SUI) went 1-2 in the Super-G that was held.
Shiffrin has no stranger to the podium in St. Moritz; she won the Slalom there in 2016 during the World Cup Final.
NBC’s Olympic Channel has coverage from St. Moritz on Saturday beginning at 5:00 a.m. Eastern time, and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Eastern. Look for results here.