The first one-two of the season for Mikaela Shiffrin comes to Lienz. The US ski star took home the Slalom on Schlossberg, after yesterday's Giant Slalom, achieving her 64th career World Cup success and the 14th successive Slalom podium, becoming the first-ever skier to conquer this milestone. This happened on the eighth anniversary of her first World Cup podium at the same venue.
It has been again a battle through Mikaela and Petra Vhlova who ended behind her by 0.61 seconds. In the first heat, they were only 26 cents apart, but in the second run, the American charged an incredible performance that not even Petra has been able to face.
The season of new faces is not over, luckily, and this has been Michele Gisin turn who took the podium for the first time in Slalom in third.
Katharina Liensberger finished fourth by a blink of an eye behind Gisin in fourth risking to take home the second top-3 results in less than 24 hours. What a shame for Nina Haver-Loeseth and Wendy Holdener who missed the opportunity to sit on the podium. Nina was third the first run, was not able to stay with the bests in the second run, finishing only 19th overall and Wendy missed the podium because she hooked an inside ski.
The women's World Cup moves to Zagreb for another slalom on Saturday.