Slovak Skier Vlhová steals show in Aspen slalom

Vlhova beat the favourite and brand new Overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin by 0.24 seconds, the TASR newswire wrote. Swede Frida Hansdotter was third, 0.35 seconds behind the winner.

“I proved that Shiffirn can be beaten,” Vlhová rejoiced, as quoted by the Sme daily. “I managed to break the period of bad luck and ended the season in the best possible way. I am truly happy,” she concluded. She also added that although it seems like her best race of the season, she has had several ones which were promising, too, until a moment when she ended prematurely, after a fall or another incident. “I know I have to reach the finishing line, ski in a stable way – and then everything will go fine,” Vlhová told Sme. She added that she feels she has good finishes and thus time, it was visible that she skied fastest in the lower part of the piste.


Winners of the March 18, 2017 slalom of World Cup in Aspen: L-R: US Mikaela Shiffrin (second), Petra Vlhová (first) and Swedih Frida Hansdotter.

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