Sport Vlhova shines in Lech, Shiffrin rests
Mikaela Shiffrin readies for re-emergence in familiar place during unfamiliar time
Two times this weekend, Mikaela Shiffrin will contest World Cup slalom ski races in the Finnish Lapland fell of Levi. It is a familiar place, in a familiar world. Except that in this moment, everything is different.Saturday morning’s opening slalom run will be Shiffrin’s first race since a Super-G in Bulgaria last Jan. 26. Seven days later her father, Jeff Shiffrin, died at the age of 65 from head injuries suffered in an accident at the family’s home in Colorado. When Shiffrin pushes away from the start house and dives into the first gate, nearly 300 days will have passed since that last race.
Vlhova was more than nine-tenths off the lead in fourth place after the first run but posted the fastest time in a free-flowing second. The result extended the three-year winning streak of Shiffrin and Vlhova in World Cup slaloms. The American six-time discipline globe winner and her Slovakian rival
Vlhova finished 0.39 seconds ahead of Shiffrin for the sixth victory of her career, and second in five days following a giant slalom win in Semmering, Austria, last week. She led by 0.21 seconds after the first run. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland beat Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden for third.
Slovakia's Petra Vlhova won the women's parallel slalom in the Austrian resort of Lech on Thursday, her third straight win in four races on the World Cup circuit this season.
With American arch-rival Mikaela Shiffrin resting, Vlhova dominated the final against another US skier, Paula Moltzan, who claimed her maiden podium.
Video: Shiffrin second behind Vlhova in World Cup return (NBC Sports)
Switzerland's Lara Gut finished third.
On the back of two slalom victories over the weekend in Levi, Finland, Vlhova has raced ahead at the top of the overall standings, with a 185-point lead on her closest rival, Gut's teammate Michelle Gisin.
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Vlhova was more than nine-tenths off the lead in fourth place after the first run but posted the fastest time in a free-flowing second. The result extended the three-year winning streak of Shiffrin and Vlhova in World Cup slaloms. The American six-time discipline globe winner and her Slovakian rival www.boston.com
Vlhova finished 0.39 seconds ahead of Shiffrin for the sixth victory of her career, and second in five days following a giant slalom win in Semmering, Austria, last week. She led by 0.21 seconds after the first run. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland beat Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden for third. news.yahoo.com
Slovakian Petra Vlhova claimed the lead ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin after the opening run of the World Cup slalom race at Flachau on Tuesday. If Vlhova can secure victory in the second run, it would be the first time in over five years that Shiffrin has failed to win in successive slalom races. www.rfi.fr
Petra Vlhova of Slovakia won a women's World Cup night slalom on Tuesday in Flachau, Austria, handing Mikaela Shiffrin a rare second straight defeat in the American's strongest discipline. It was Vlhova 's second victory in 10 days over Shiffrin . (Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images).
Shiffrin leads her Slovakian rival by 97 points in the discipline standings with only one event remaining at next week's World Cup Finals in Soldeu, Andorra. Initially a slalom specialist, Vlhova has evolved into a leading giant slalom contender, winning her first World Cup races in the discipline in Semmering
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(AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin still can't believe an overall World Cup title happened and won't fully buy in until the crystal globe is actually placed into her It's real all right, even if Petra Vlhova of Slovakia stole some of the show from Shiffrin by speeding up near the bottom to take a slalom race over the