American star Mikaela Shiffrin will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing performance in Courchevel when she competes in the giant slalom event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Lienz tomorrow.
Shiffrin, the three-time reigning overall World Cup champion and Olympic giant slalom gold medallist, finished down in 17th place in the French resort last week.
However, the 24-year-old still remains top of the overall World Cup standings with 546 points.
Italy’s Federica Brignone, who took the giant slalom World Cup lead from Shiffrin with victory in Courchevel, is second with 381 points.
Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg is third with 311 points.
The traditional post-Christmas women's competitions this year are in Lienz. The queen of Lienz, for now, is @SchildMarlies with 4 Slalom victories and the most successful active skier is @anna_veith with 2 Giant Slalom wins. Who's next? #fisalpine pic.twitter.com/UwEFhSwGEq— FIS Alpine (@fisalpine) December 26, 2019
Tomorrow's giant slalom event in the Austrian town will be followed by a slalom race on Sunday (December 29).
Shiffrin has won 12 of her last 13 World Cup slalom races.
She has finished no lower than second since failing to finish in Swiss village Lenzerheide in January 2018.
The most successful active skier in Lienz is Austria's Anna Veith.
She won the giant slalom event in 2011 and 2013.