Mikaela locks down another Slalom Globe along with her first overall season Globe!

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Superstar!

Stay healthy= MANY GLOBES TO COME!!!

Maybe the best technical ever. Depending on your view of what the overall World Cup title should represent, I'm not sure she can lay claim to being the best all around skier in the world due to her lack of results in the speed events. Obviously, she's very young and at some point will include the speed events in her skill set, but maybe the methodology in determining the overall title needs to be restructured.

She is overall winner because she had more overall points. Won by over 300!

1st in slalom, 2nd in GS, 24th in Super-G, 36th in downhill

She's just expanding and getting started on the speed events.

http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/news-multimedia/news/article=w...



Ripsaw said:

Maybe the best technical ever. Depending on your view of what the overall World Cup title should represent, I'm not sure she can lay claim to being the best all around skier in the world due to her lack of results in the speed events. Obviously, she's very young and at some point will include the speed events in her skill set, but maybe the methodology in determining the overall title needs to be restructured.
Yep...that's the math. Like I said it depends on what you think the overall winner represents. Some may think that overwhelmingly dominant performances in two out of five events wouldn't make her the best all around skier in the world, despite the math.
Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Downhill. What's the fifth event?

Ripsaw said:
Yep...that's the math. Like I said it depends on what you think the overall winner represents. Some may think that overwhelmingly dominant performances in two out of five events wouldn't make her the best all around skier in the world, despite the math.
Combined.
Whoops - missed Combined where MS was 6th overall for the season.

Not sure if you're old enough to remember Ingemar Stenmark winning the overall a few times back in the 70's and he was a slalom & GS specialist.

Phil Mahre as well, S and GS...and I believe he won 3 combined titles but I cannot recall him being great in downhill...competitive but not great.  I could be wrong.

Ahhh, that's it. Thanks.

And I think MB is right about PM.

Ripsaw said:
Combined.
MS and PM deserve whatever they win under the current system. My questions are:
1) Is the overall WC winner considered the best all around skier in the world?

2) if that's the case, should the system allow someone that's a specialist in a couple of events wear that title?

1). Yes, everyone has the same ability to score points and do not.  Perhaps Lara Gut could be considered better but her season was cut short due to injury.  While MS lead her when she injured herself, had she not I'm sure she would have made it very competitive at the end.

2). Yes, what do you want to give it to someone who's just middle of the road but skis every event at that level?  Dumb idea on this question.  Look at other individual sports with overalls, all very similar.  And you have to score points.  Until this year with MS starting to rack up wins and podiums in GS along with her dominance in SL, she had no chance with the single event.  And this year she won a combined and came in 4th in Super G. I'd say she's just fine for the overall globe. 
Ripsaw said:

MS and PM deserve whatever they win under the current system. My questions are:
1) Is the overall WC winner considered the best all around skier in the world?

2) if that's the case, should the system allow someone that's a specialist in a couple of events wear that title?

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