Mikaela Shiffrin Tests Positive for Covid-19

The US skier has the virus and misses the World Cup races in Lienz, Austria on Tuesday and Wednesday. She is the latest female alpine ski racer to be hit by the virus. UPDATED

Shiffrin is the latest Alpine star to test positive with covid-19.

The Swiss skier and super-G and giant slalom world champion, Lara Gut-Behrami,  has recently tested positive.

As has Austria’s Katharina Liensberger and New Zealand’s Alice Robinson.

It has meant all have missed World Cup events.

“I wanted to let you all know that I’m doing well, but unfortunately I had a positive COVID test,” Shiffrin, 26, wrote on Instagram. “I am following protocol and isolating.”

Shiffrin’s positive test comes after she won the giant slalom race in Courchevel, France.

It was her 72nd career World Cup victory.

Only Lindsey Vonn of the United States, with 82 victories, and Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won 86 races in the ’70s and ’80s, have more career World Cup wins.

Shiffrin currently leads the women’s overall standings.


France’s Tessa Worley won the giant slalom event on Tuesday.

She pushed  Petra Vlhova from Slovakia into second place.

It was Worley’s first World Cup win of the season.

The world champion Lara Gut-Behrami from Switzerland also missed  the race after testing positive.

The women’s slalom event took place on Wednesday.

Petra Vlhová of Slovakia won the event and it was her 50th World Cup podium.