Women’s Slalom Zagreb – Wonder Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin Rules Again!

Women’s Slalom, held today in Zagreb, Croatia, saw USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin taking her 2nd career win and 4th podium finish after the two runs were completed. Shiffrin made the best time in run 1 and recorded the fastest slalom as well in run 2 for an aggregated time of 2:01:73.

This win allowed Shiffrin to climb to 1st place in Slalom World Cup Standings and to 6th in the Alpine Skiing Overall World Cup.

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Second place was taken by Frida Hansdotter from Sweden that had a consistent performance by grabbing 3rd place in both runs ending 1.16 seconds from 1st place. Hansdotter climbed to 7th (tied with Austrian Katherine Zettel) in the Slalom World Cup Standings and to 11th in the Alpine Skiing Overall World Cup.

Last podium place in Zagreb’s Slalom was rather a surprise and went to Canadian Erin Mielzynski 1.76 seconds from Shiffrin. Mielzynski is now 9th overall in the Slalom World Cup Standings. This was Mielzynski 2nd podium finish since in the end of last season she marked her first career win in Ofterschwang, Germany, slalom.

Slovenian Tina Maze had been 2nd in run 1 but did not finish run 2 and thus got no points. Maze lost her Slalom World Cup lead to Shiffrin but nonetheless maintained her Alpine Skiing Overall World Cup lead yet with a huge 452 points advantage over Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Germany) that finished today’s slalom in 6th place.

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