The Inside Line: Episode 12 feat. Ragnhild Mowinckel
Racing is finally underway at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. In the last episode, things in South Korea had been derailed by Mother Nature, but in the last week, she backed off and alpine skiing has returned to its regularly scheduled programming. That’s why Gabbi is back with an extra special Olympic episode, where she sits down with double silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel.
Mowinckel has been building momentum all season on the World Cup and earned her first two World Cup podiums, one in super-G and one in giant slalom. The Attacking Viking brought that experience and what she learned from Sochi into these Games. In the giant slalom, Mowinckel earned a silver medal–the first Olympic medal for a Norwegian woman since 1936. That same day, her teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud went 1-2 in the men’s downhill. Then she surprised the world with a career-best performance in the downhill, grabbing her second silver medal and finishing ahead of race favorite Lindsey Vonn. Previous to that, her best finish in downhill had been sixth place. Mowinckel’s medal in the giant slalom helped Norway have its most successful day at a Winter Olympic Games ever, totaling 6 medals across alpine skiing, cross country skiing and biathlon. Not bad for a day’s work.
Editor’s Note: This edition of the Inside Line was recorded previous to Mowinckel winning her second Olympic medal.
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