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Shiffrin 10th in Lake Louise downhill

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December 7, 2019, 7:32 am

Mikaela Shiffrin of Edwards extended her overall World Cup lead to 206 points after leading the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team with a 10th place finish Friday in the first of two downhills at Lake Louise, Alberta.

Mikaela Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin

Due to snow and poor visibility, the start of the race was delayed more than an hour, and the course was shortened, starting at the reserve start. Mikaela, starting bib 6, came across the finish line third, eventually dropping in the standings as track conditions improved. On and off snowfall throughout the race presented challenging conditions for the athletes, including AJ Hurt, who took a hard fall after catching her edge in the soft snow and was airlifted off the course. 

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won Friday’s downhill and became the first athlete to win both a World Cup alpine and snowboard event. Ester, the 2018 Olympic super-G champion, has 17 World Cup snowboard parallel slalom and giant slalom victories. Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami was second, followed by countrywoman Michelle Gisin in third.

Alice Merryweather posted a solid start to the season, finishing 21st. Alice McKennis is back, finishing 27th, and Jacqueline Wiles just missed the points in her first race back from injury, finishing 31st.

Up next, the women compete in a second downhill at Lake Louise Saturday and super-G Sunday.

RESULTS
Women’s downhill

STANDINGS
Women’s World Cup

HOW TO WATCH 
All times EST

ALPINE
Friday, Dec. 6

11:00 p.m. – Women’s downhill, Lake Louise, Alberta – NBCSN*

Saturday, Dec. 7
1:00 p.m. – Men’s downhill, Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. – Olympic Channel,  Olympic Channel.comNBC Sports Gold
2:30 p.m. – Women’s downhill, Lake Louise, Alberta – Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.comNBC Sports Gold
11:00 p.m. – Men’s downhill, Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. – NBCSN*

Sunday, Dec. 8
11:40 a.m. – Men’s giant slalom run 1, Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. – Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.comNBC Sports Gold
1:00 p.m. – Women’s super-G, Lake Louise, Alberta – Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.comNBC Sports Gold
2:30 p.m. – Men’s giant slalom run 2, Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. – Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.comNBC Sports Gold
5:00 p.m. – Men’s giant slalom run, Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. – NBC
6:00 p.m. – Women’s super-G, Lake Louise, Alberta – NBCSN*

*Same-day broadcast

Note: All televised events to stream across NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA app

Exclusive commercial-free coverage will be available for subscribers of the NBC Sports Gold Pass, available here: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow.

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