Exceptional skier mikaela shiffrin has won her home slalom in killington, u.S., for the fifth time.
The two-time olympic champion came out on top ahead of her rough rival petra vlhova (+0.75 seconds) and wendy holdener of switzerland (+0.83). "It was a rough fight. I heard the crowd," shiffrin said in tears after being whipped down the slope by her cheering fans.
The long-time skiing dominator celebrated her 71st victory in killington. World cup success, the second this season after the triumph in solden. "More show is almost impossible. I really don’t know if I can slalom any faster," said the beaming winner.
Lena durr confirms good form
Germany’s hopeful lena durr narrowly missed her third podium in a row, but confirmed her strong form in this olympic winter with a fifth-place finish. "It’s so much fun right now. It was like a dream again," the munich native said. The skiing just feels "easy and simple" at the moment.
Recently, durr had put the first rough exclamation mark on the season with two third-place finishes in levi. The olympic ticket for the winter games in beijing has already been secured.
The DSV starters andrea filser, emma aicher and marlene schmotz missed out on the final round of the best 30. For the women it was the first and only race this year on the u.S. East coast, as the giant slalom on saturday was cancelled due to wind gusts.