Shiffrin claims fifth slalom title with win in Ofterschwang

10 March 2018 15:47
Impressions Ofterschwang 2018 SL
Impressions Ofterschwang 2018 SL -
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American Mikaela Shiffrin won the Ofterschwang slalom on Saturday and claimed her career-fifth globe in the discipline in spring-like conditions at the German resort. After leading the first run, Shiffrin faced stiff competition from Wendy Holdener of Switzerland who ultimately finished in second just 0.09 seconds from the win. Olympic gold medallist Frida Hansdotter of Sweden rounded out the podium in third.

Despite warm temperatures and light rain, course conditions held up surprisingly well for the field. Petra Vlhova of Slovakia finished the day in fourth to trail Shiffrin in the discipline standings by an unsurpassable 225 points. The top-25 ranked slalom skiers along with the World Junior Champion now travel to Are, Sweden, for World Cup Finals. 

Tour veterans Veronika Velez-Zuzulova of Slovakia and Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria skied emotional farewell runs to celebrate the end of their World Cup careers. 

Full results from this race are available here