Schladming, the slalom Olympus, was the scene of legendary emotions and achievements.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins on the Planai, takes her 47th victory in the discipline, and overtakes Ingemar Stenmark, the legend, with the number of victories in a single discipline. The record aside, she came back to win and did so by climbing from the fifth position with an attacking and almost perfect second run, especially on the steep final part, obtaining the best run time. As Petra Vlhova crossed the finish line behind her in second place, she burst into tears.
The Slovakian champion was able to rejoice even though she could not achieve her sixth victory of the season because she won the slalom cup two races early.
That's five victories, two-second places and almost absolute domination in the discipline this season.
The perpetual Shiffrin-Vlhova battle is a constant thrill!
Behind the two slalom queens was Lena Duerr, who took a precious third place in the same place where her father won the downhill in 1988.
The slalom now takes a break until the Olympic race and the World Cup moves a few kilometres away to start with the speed disciplines in Altenmarkt- Zauchensee.