2. Levi’s Women’s Slalom – Holdener Misses Historic Victory – Shiffrin Twice Later – Sport


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Wendy Holdener only had to admit defeat to Mikaela Shiffrin in Levi’s 2nd slalom. The American celebrates the perfect start to the season.

The best drivers

  • 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (United States) 1:51.21
  • 2. Wendy Holdener (SUI) + 0.28
  • 3. Petra Vhova (SVK) + 0.68
  • 4. Lena Durr (GER) +0.97
  • 5. Sara Hector (SWE) + 1.42

After a solid first race and a completely wild second race, Wendy Holdener was on the verge of winning her first slalom World Cup. A steep steep incline gave the Schwyzer the decisive advantage. Neither Lena Dürr (GER) nor Petra Vlhova (SVK) could match Holdener’s time. The problem: Mikaela Shiffrin was still at the start.

The American, already victorious on Saturday, ended Holdener’s hopes. The 27-year-old also set the fastest time on the second run, thus gaining a 0.28sec lead. For Holdener, the 105th slalom race did not end in victory either, but he can at least take solace in the 30th podium.

Top 5 almost unchanged

Dürr also lived through another bitter afternoon. The German had to settle for the thankless 4th place for the second time in a row. Olympic champion Vlhova finished the slalom weekend in Finland with another third place.

The top 5 differed from Saturday’s race in only one position. Sweden’s Anna Swenn-Larsson, who was second in the first race, retired early on Sunday. She was “replaced” by her compatriot Sara Hector, who finished fifth.

the other swiss

  • 16. Michelle Gisin +2.50
  • 19. Nicole Good + 3.11
  • 28. Aline Danioth + 6.02
  • 32.Camila Rast
  • 36. Elena Stoffel
  • 43.Melanie Meillard
  • 45. Aline Hopli
  • 49. Lorina Zelger

Nicole Good showed a superior performance and was happy about the World Cup points after being eliminated on Saturday in 23rd place. On the other hand, it was a disappointment for Aline Danioth. She started round two from 16th, but fell back significantly after a big mistake in the midsection. In the end, she was 6.02 seconds behind and finished 28th.

Michelle Gisin wasn’t entirely convincing either. She showed an error-marred second race and had to settle for 16th.

For five Swiss women it was already over after the first race. In 32nd place, Camille Rast came close to breaking into the top 30. In the end, she only fell short of 11 hundredths.

The additional program

Leaving overseas to Killington next weekend. For women there is a giant slalom and a slalom. The men are also active in North America. At Lake Louise there is a downhill on Friday and two Super-Gs (Saturday/Sunday).

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