Kiwi alpine ski racing superstar Alice Robinson (Queenstown, 21) has backed up yesterday’s performance, finishing in ninth place at the second Kronplatz FIS Giant Slalom World Cup held overnight NZT.
After her eighth place finish yesterday, she has proven she is consistently back on top form with another top 10 finish.
Robinson, who is known as being one of the more aggressive Giant Slalom skiers on the World Cup circuit, had a tactical first run, taking learnings from the skiers who had gone before her and adjusting her line to maximise her speed.
Although the course was not friendly to those starting in later bib numbers (Robinson was in bib 21), her powerful skiing made short work of the rutted course and she finished the first run in 10th position.
Robinson has been working on her start speed and that was evident in her first interval of her second run, clocking the fastest first interval time, matched only by the decorated Mikaela Shiffrin.
Finishing in ninth place tonight has continued to build Robinson’s confidence as she heads into her final World Cup race this coming weekend before heading to France for the Alpine World Ski Championships.
The unstoppable force that is Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) once again claimed the top spot, marking the 84th World Cup win of her career. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway finished in second place ,with Beijing 2022 Olympic gold medallist Sara Hector of Sweden finishing in third.
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