Alpine ski racer Alice Robinson (Queenstown, 21) has finished in 8th place at the FIS Giant Slalom World Cup held in Italy overnight. This is Robinson’s top Giant Slalom World Cup result since March 2021.
From the moment Robinson pushed out of the start gate, she took command of the course with her trademark aggressive skiing. With her timing on point, she was able to generate huge amounts of power and take a tight line.
After run one Robinson was visibly pleased with her performance, sitting in 7th place, just +1.15 seconds behind current leader Mikaela Shiffrin (USA).
As the snowflakes began to fall, Robinson launched out of the start gate into her second run. She attacked the course with grit and determination, but a couple of scrappy turns resulted in valuable hundredths of seconds being lost.
Robinson finished in 8th place, +2.12 second behind winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA. This marked Shiffrin’s 83rd World Cup win and the incredible title of the most successful female alpine ski racer in history. Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) finished in second place, with Federica Brignone (ITA) rounding out the podium in third.
After a challenging 2021/22 season, Robinson swapped to a new equipment brand prior to the 2022 New Zealand season and has been working hard with her team maximise the performance of the equipment with her team. Tonight certainly proved that her hard work is paying off.
Robinson will be in action again tomorrow night from 10.30pm NZT in the second Giant Slalom race to be held on the course in Kronplatz Italy.