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Chiara Costazza leads women's World Cup slalom race after 1st leg

Chiara Costazza leads women's World Cup slalom race after 1st leg

Chiara Costazza led a women's World Cup slalom race after the first leg on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Italian carved down the Hochstein course in 57.96 seconds.
Sandrine Aubert of France took a surprising second, 0.39 seconds behind Costazza. Defending overall World Cup champion Nicole Hosp was third, with 0.41 to make up in the second leg.
Costazza's best World Cup result so far was third at the Reiteralm slalom earlier this season. She could become the first non-Austrian winner of a women's World Cup slalom race since Dec. 29, 2006, when Therese Borssen of Sweden won in Semmering, Austria.
Overall leader Lindsey Vonn, who did not qualify for the second run of Friday's giant slalom, finished 2.18 behind Costazza.
Several favorites did not finish their first run.
Marlies Schild, who won two of three previous slalom races this season, had a very fast start but went out after losing control of a ski while turning in a sharp curve.
Anja Paerson had a few errors in the upper part of the course and quit the race in disappointment shortly before the finish line.
Kathrin Zettel also went out after sliding off-course halfway her run.


Updated : 2021-06-13 20:04 GMT+08:00