Viktoria Rebensburg gained her 0.33 season title within the large slalom on Sunday with out hitting the slopes on the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden.
Strong winds pressured the cancellation of the season-ending GS whilst the German skier led the standings through 92 issues from global champion Tessa Worley of France, who gained the title remaining season. With a win value 100 issues, Rebensburg was once a powerful pre-race favorite to wrap up the title.
The remaining males’s slalom was once additionally cancelled, however that did not impact the overall standings as a result of Marcel Hirscher had already locked up the whole and self-discipline titles two weeks in the past.
Both races had been called off in a while sooner than their respective begins as gusts made stipulations at the hill probably unsafe for the skiers. According to FIS laws, occasions at World Cup finals can’t be rescheduled.
Rebensburg, the Olympic GS gold medallist in 2010, additionally gained the World Cup GS title in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
“It’s really something special. It’s been a few years now since my last globe. I am very proud that I managed to win it again,” mentioned Rebensburg, who struggled with accidents in fresh seasons.
She ruptured ligaments in her left knee 3 years in the past and fractured the tibial plateau in her proper leg simply sooner than the beginning of remaining season.
“Every globe has a special meaning but this one is more emotional because of the time in-between,” Rebensburg mentioned. “I know what’s behind winning a globe. You have to be consistent throughout a whole season.”
In the whole standings, Rebensburg completed 0.33 in the back of winner Mikaela Shiffrin and runner-up Wendy Holdener of Switzerland.
Shiffrin, who had secured her 2d instantly general title remaining week, wrote on Twitter that she agreed with the verdict to name off the remaining match of the season.
“Ahhhhhhh shoot! The race is cancelled! But it’s really windy up here so probably a good call,” the American mentioned.
Shiffrin completed the season on 1,773 issues, 130 greater than remaining season when she gained her maiden general title. Holdener was once the one different skier to assemble greater than 1,000 issues this season — 1,168.
The males’s general champion additionally applauded the cancellation.
“If you see the wind and how the slalom gates are moving, you don’t have to talk about a fair race or a quality race,” mentioned Hirscher, who overlooked out at the likelihood to set a World Cup file through profitable his 14th race of the season.
“That’s not the important thing,” he mentioned. “It’s the right decision.”
After the cancellation of the ladies’s race, Manuela Moelgg introduced her retirement after 18 seasons at the circuit. The Italian veteran secured 14 podiums, together with 3 third-place finishes this season, however did not win a race in 283 World Cup begins.