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Schild wins 2nd straight slalom for another Austrian 1-2

Schild wins 2nd straight slalom for another Austrian 1-2

Olympic bronze medalist Marlies Schild won her second straight World Cup slalom race of the season Sunday, leading Austria to another 1-2 finish with Nicole Hosp again taking second.
Like in the previous slalom earlier this month in Finland, Schild posted the fastest times in both the morning and afternoon runs, winning with an aggregate time of 1 minute, 43.18 seconds.
Amazingly, the 25-year-old's margin of victory was identical, a whopping .80 ahead of Hosp.
It marked Schild's ninth career World Cup win, her eighth in slalom.
Sweden's Therese Borssen finished third in 1:44.25. In Finland, Austria swept the entire podium, with Kathrin Zettel placing third. This time, Zettel, who posted her maiden World Cup win in Saturday's giant slalom, finished fifth, 1.57 off the pace.
Anja Paerson, sixth after the opening run, climbed into fourth after the final leg, finishing 1.12 behind.
The World Cup giant slalom champion and Olympic slalom gold medalist, Paerson has been struggling since coming off surgery on her left knee after last season's World Cup finals and had disappointing results in the two previous World Cup races. She missed a gate in Saturday's giant slalom and placed 12th in the Levi, Finland, slalom.
Lindsey Kildow, who is known as a speed specialist but has been showing marked improvement in slalom, was the top American, finishing 16th, four seconds off.
Olympic giant slalom champion Julia Mancuso was 22nd, 6.05 behind.
Resi Stiegler, 13th after the opening leg, missed a gate on her second run, hiked back up to go through the gate and finished more than seven seconds behind.


Updated : 2021-10-20 12:53 GMT+08:00