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Shiffrin Takes Snow Queen Trophy Title in Zagreb

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United States's Mikaela Shiffrin competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednsday, Jan. 3, 2018. Photo: Giovanni Auletta / AP Photo

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won the Snow Queen Trophy in the ladies’ slalom at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup event in Zagreb, in front of a 6,000-strong crowd on Sljeme mountain.

Defending overall World Cup champion Shiffrin recorded an overall time of 1:53.07 secs after two runs to clinch her seventh World Cup gold of the season and 38th overall, making it look even more likely that she will keep hold of her title.

Today’s result means the Sochi 2014 Olympic gold medalist has extended her lead at the top of the overall and slalom rankings to 571 points and 185 points over Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany and Slovakia’s Petra Vlhová respectively.

The silver medal was taken by Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, her third silver in her last four races, in a time of 1:54.66 with Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter claiming the final place on the podium, and her second bronze of the season, thanks to a time of 1:55.18.

Tomorrow sees the men’s slalom event take place in the Croatian capital.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, the Sochi 2014 silver medalist who is seeking a seventh-consecutive overall World Cup title, is the favorite to take the gold.

By Thomas Giles

Republished with permission from insidethegames.biz

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