Road to an over­all ti­tle

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

The World Cup over­all ti­tle goes to the ath­lete who scores the most points across the four alpine dis­ci­plines (slalom, gi­ant slalom, down­hill and su­per-G) in a sea­son. Points are awarded on slid­ing scale for top-30 re­sults (100 points for wins). Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t race a full sea­son in 201516 be­cause of a knee in­jury, but she fin­ished fourth in the over­all stand­ings the year be­fore while scor­ing only in slalom and gi­ant slalom. If she can con­tinue to score well in those dis­ci­plines and add points in su­per-G, she could be­come a con­tender for the over­all. The win­ner re­ceives the World Cup crys­tal globe at the World Cup fi­nals, which will be held this sea­son in Aspen. Since the in­cep­tion of the World Cup in 1967 only four Amer­i­cans have won the over­all: Phil Mahre, 1981-83 Ta­mara McKin­ney, 1983 Bode Miller, 2005, 2008 Lind­sey Vonn, 2008-10, 2012

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