Valerie Grenier wins giant slalom; Mikaela Shiffrin’s streak ends

Canadian Valerie Grenier Was the surprise winner of Saturday’s World Cup giant slalom Mikaela Shiffrin5 consecutive wins stopped.

Shiffrin tied for sixth in the first match in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Lindsey Vonnhas won 82 women’s World Cups. Her next chance is another her GS at Kranjska Gora on Sunday.

The 26-year-old Grenier has never finished on the World Cup podium in 89 starts, beating the Italian by 37/100ths of a second. Martha Bassino Combine the times from the two runs.

“I’ve been wanting this for a long time,” said Grenier, who was fastest on both runs. “I’m just going to cry.”

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2016 World Junior Downhill Champion Grenier became the first Canadian woman since 2016 to win a World Cup race. Marie Michel Gagnon On February 28, 2016, we ended the country’s longest victorious drought in over 40 years.

Last week, Grenier posted the fourth fastest time on the opening run of the GS, but was disqualified for leaving the start house too early.

Shiffrin has won the last five races (super-G, two slaloms and two giant slaloms), tying the longest men’s or women’s World Cup winning streak in 25 years. She has her two straight wins in her five races in her career.

3 skiers win 6 or more races in a row — French Jean-Claude Killy (2 consecutive wins in 1967), Switzerland Vrenni Schneider (8 consecutive times in 1988-89) and German Katya Seisinger (1997).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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