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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
SUPER SHIFFRIN CONCLUDES HER HISTORIC ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP SEASON THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Shiffrin Holds New Record for Most World Cup Victories in Single Season (15)
Live TV Coverage of Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals Continues with Men’s & Women’s Super-G Tomorrow, Thurs., March 14 at 5:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Presents Full Week of Programming to Celebrate Shiffrin’s Record-Breaking Season, Beginning April 8
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 13, 2019 – As the new recordholder for most World Cup victories in a single season (15), two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin concludes her historic season this week at the alpine skiing World Cup Finals in Soldeu, Andorra.
Shiffrin, who turns 24 today, enters the final weekend of this season after breaking Vreni Schneider’s 30-year record for the most single-season wins in the World Cup’s 53 season-history. Shiffrin’s win last weekend marked her seventh World Cup slalom win of the season and her 39th career World Cup slalom victory, the most ever in women’s slalom and one shy of the all-time record. This season, she became the seventh woman to win a World Cup race in all five major disciplines.
In Andorra, she is expected compete in the women’s super-G, the slalom, and the giant slalom, aiming to become the seventh skier (and third American, after Phil Mahre and Lindsey Vonn) to win four World Cup titles in a single season. She has already clinched the season-long World Cup overall and slalom titles and is pursuing her first giant slalom and super-G titles. She leads the World Cup standings in both disciplines heading into the final races of the season.
Live coverage of the women’s super-G begins tomorrow, Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 a.m. ET, followed by the men’s super-G on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass.”
“Snow Pass” gives fans access to live and on-demand domestic and international competitions of seven Olympic winter sports through April 2019, including all events of the alpine skiing World Cup. Live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
This weekend, live coverage of the women’s slalom begins on Saturday, March 16 with run one at 5:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass,” OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app and continues at 8 a.m. ET with run two on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Live coverage of the women’s giant slalom, Shiffrin’s final race of the alpine skiing World Cup season, begins on Sunday, March 17 at 4:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass,” OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app and continues at 7 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
NBCSN presents encore coverage of the super-G tomorrow, March 14, at 11 p.m. ET and the giant slalom on Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The full broadcast schedule is available here.
Starting April 8, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA celebrates Shiffrin’s record-breaking season with a week of extensive programming to highlight all of her World Cup wins and World Championship medal performances from the 2018-19 season.
All Olympic sports televised and streamed on NBC Sports platforms are presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
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