Shiffrin in turn affected

While she was due to take part in the giant slalom and then in the slalom organized in Lienz this week, Mikaela Shiffrin is forced to give up after having tested positive for the coronavirus.

The coronavirus continues to disrupt the world of sport and alpine skiing is not spared. While, faced with the increase in contamination, the Austrian authorities have declared closed doors for the tests scheduled this week in the Lienz station. It is thus in the absence of the public that the specialists of the technical events will face each other on a giant slalom this Tuesday before a slalom this Sunday to end the year. However, if the main headliners of the Women’s World Cup will make the trip to Tyrol, one of them will be missing. While leading the general classification with 115 points ahead of Sofia Goggia, Mikaela Shiffrin will not be able to defend his chances on the two Lienz events. Via his official account Twitter, the American announced that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Shiffrin: « I will miss Lienz »

Like Lara Gut-Behrami ahead of the Val d’Isère and Courchevel events ten days ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was placed in solitary confinement.  » I wanted to tell you that I am fine but unfortunately I tested positive for coronavirus, said the American via the social network. I follow the protocol and I isolated myself. Lienz will miss me. I wish my teammates the best, I will be behind you. Thank you all for your support. See you next year.  » Mikaela Shiffrin could return to competition for the first event of 2022, the slalom played on January 4 in Zagreb. Unless the one that won in giant slalom in Sölden then Courchevel but also in slalom in Killington postpones its return to giant slalom and Maribor slalom on January 8 and 9.

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