Wendy Holdener and Anna Swenn Larsson snatched victory from US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin. Lena Dürr missed her chance for a top result.
US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin again showed her fine technique between the poles in the home race on Sunday (11/27/22). However, she had to admit defeat for the first time in the sixth slalom race, which has only been held in Killington since 2016.
Anna Svenn Larrson (SWE) and Wendy Holdener (SUI) entered the list of winners at the same time. They were able to beat the slalom queen by 0.59 seconds in a thrilling finish. After the best time in the first run, Shiffrin was only fifth in the end. At the start of the season in Levi, she had won both races in her special discipline. Third place went to Katharina Truppe (Austria/+0.22 seconds).
Dürr slips away and awards top result
DSV hopeful Lena Dürr had the chance to get the first podium of the season. After two fourth places in Levi, the leap into the top three should succeed this time. With a deficit of just 0.65 seconds, she started the final run as the sixth fastest, but slipped away during a right turn and ended up in a disappointing place behind team colleague Andrea Filser. After all, she was in the second run for World Cup points. However, she slipped from rank 23 to 27.
Not all DSV starters in the final run
On the other hand, they are not in the second round
Marlene Schmotz (+3.20), Emma Aicher (+3.23) and Jessica Hilzinger (DSQ). While Schmotz and Aicher just missed out on the top 30, Hilzinger, clearly on course for qualifying, caught up on the finish slope and was out as well.
Tickets for the World Cup
For the ticket to the World Championships in Courchevel/Meribel in February, the German Ski Association (DSV) requires a top eight result or two runs in the top 15.