Robinson’s Near Triumph and Gremaud’s Freeski Mastery Light Up the Slopes

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Alice Robinson (NZL) performs during the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Semmering, Austria on December 27, 2022.
Alice Robinson (NZL) performs during the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Semmering, Austria on December 27, 2022. _ Image Erich Spiess / Red Bull Content Pool

Alice Robinson’s Giant Slalom Chase in Vermont

KILLINGTON – SPORTS – New Zealand’s skiing sensation Alice Robinson was on the cusp of glory at the World Cup giant slalom event in Vermont this past Saturday. Robinson, slicing through the snow with precision, clocked the day’s fastest time in her first run down the Superstar course in Killington, Vermont.

The 2019 junior world champion, chasing her fourth World Cup victory, was in prime form. But, in a turn of events, Robinson’s second run couldn’t quite seal the deal, leaving her to graciously accept the second-place spot. Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami, continuing her streak from the season opener in Austria, clinched another stunning victory.

Shiffrin Secures a Spot on the Podium

Meanwhile, American skiing legend Mikaela Shiffrin showcased her trademark resilience and skill. Delivering a phenomenal second run, Shiffrin catapulted herself into third place, marking an astounding 140th World Cup podium finish in her illustrious career. A true testament to her enduring prowess in the skiing world.

Gremaud Dominates in FIS Freeski

Earlier in the week, the FIS Freeski scene was alight with Swiss star Mathilde Gremaud’s dazzling performance. Bad weather played a deciding role, with Thursday’s qualification scores turning into the final results. Gremaud, unfazed, outshone French rival Tess Ledeux, replicating her success from Chur. Scoring an impressive 87.50 against 85.50, Gremaud’s victory was punctuated by her stunning second run, featuring a repertoire of jaw-dropping tricks including a left double cork 1080 safety grab and a switch right-side 270 on to 270 out.

Forehand’s Stellar Performance in Men’s Event

In the men’s division, American Mac Forehand turned heads with an array of spectacular tricks. Forehand’s high-flying antics, including a switch left double cork 1620 cuban and a right double cork 900 mute, earned him a formidable score of 90.50, landing him in second place. Canadian sensation Evan McEachran edged him out with a score of 93, taking home the top prize in a breathtaking display of skill and agility.

Wrap-Up: From Robinson’s giant slalom pursuit to Gremaud’s freeski finesse, the slopes were alive with thrilling performances and nail-biting finishes. These athletes have set the stage for an exhilarating season ahead, and we can’t wait to see what’s next in the world of winter sports! Stay tuned for more updates and electrifying moments.

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