Shiffrin Out-duels Vlhova To Win Killington Slalom
Umer Jamshaid Published November 29, 2021 | 02:10 AM
New York, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Nov, 2021 ) :Mikaela Shiffrin continued her dominance of the World Cup Killington slalom on Sunday with a record-setting victory over reigning overall champion Petra Vlhova.
US star Shiffrin, starting two-tenths of a second behind her Slovakian rival after the first leg, turned in a storming second run of 48.26 seconds.
Vlhova still had Shiffrin in her sights before a costly error saw her post the 14th-fastest time of the second run, still good enough for second place 75-hundredths of a second behind the American.
Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, who missed the start of the season recovering from broken bones in both hands suffered in fitness training, was third.
With a 46th career slalom win, Shiffrin matched Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark's single-discipline record set in giant slalom.
Shiffrin also turned the tables on Vlhova, who beat Shiffrin in two slaloms last week in Levi. Thirty-five of the last 38 World Cup slalom races have been won by either Shiffrin or Vlhova.