Golden Fox: Shiffrin Gains Double Win in Maribor (Videos)

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STA, 2 February 2019 - The Alpine Ski World Cup overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin of the US won the slalom part of the Golden Fox on Saturday to complete a double win in Maribor and come even closer to the absolute record in wins in a single World Cup season.

After splitting the win in the giant slalom race on Friday with Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, Shiffrin was too dominant in the slalom, earning a one-second advantage over Vlhova already in the first run to finish in 1:42.60.

Anna Swenn-Larsson of Sweden was second (+0.77) and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was third (+1.15). Vlhova finished fifth (+1.70) after being second in the fist run.

With another victory, the 23-year-old American has increased her win total in the World Cup this season to 13 to remain in play for beating the absolute record in wins in a single season.

The winner of the last three slalom races in Maribor is on pace to beat Vreni Schneider of Switzerland, who won a record 14 events in 1988-89. It was the win number 56 for Shiffrin in the World Cup.

"It was an amazing weekend! For some people watching it feels like I'm used to this but it's not, it's always a fight, every race is a fight," she told the Slovenian national television after the win.

The only Slovenians in the second run were Meta Hrovat (+2.76), who finished 11th for her best career slalom result in the World Cup, and Ana Bucik, who was 24th (+3.84).

Hrovat was sixth overall at the Golden Fox after finishing 8th in Friday's giant slalom for her best ever result in Maribor.

"I'm very happy with Hrovat's success, she is stepping up her form excellently. She keeps the same quality in the giant slalom and slalom, which is a progress," said Denis Šteharnik, the head coach of the Slovenian women's team for technical disciplines.

The slalom at the 55th Golden Fox was the last event for ladies in the World Cup before the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden (5-17 February).

* Results of the World Cup slalom event in Maribor:
 1 Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)     1:42.60     50.05 52.55
 2 Anna Swenn-Larsson (SWE)   1:43.37 +00.77 51.14 52.23
 3 Wendy Holdener (SUI)       1:43.75 +01.15 51.95 51.80
 4 Frida Hansdotter (SWE)     1:43.94 +01.34 51.62 52.32
 5 Petra Vlhova (SVK)         1:44.30 +01.70 51.05 53.25
 6 Bernadette Schild (AUT)    1:44.71 +02.11 52.30 52.41
 7 Kristin Lysdahl (NOR)      1:44.97 +02.37 52.03 52.94
 8 Chiara Costazza (ITA)      1:45.25 +02.65 52.52 52.73
 9 Katharina Truppe (AUT)     1:45.27 +02.67 52.80 52.47
10 Christina Geiger (GER)     1:45.32 +02.72 52.28 53.04
11 Meta Hrovat (SLO)          1:45.36 +02.76 53.43 51.93
   Katharina Huber (AUT)      1:45.36 +02.76 53.57 51.79

- Overall standings (after 26 of 37 events):
  1 Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)      1,694
  2 Petra Vlhova (SVK)          1,043
  3 Wendy Holdener (SUI)          747
  4 Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT)      617
  5 Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR)      589
  6 Viktoria Rebensburg (GER)     509
  7 Ilka Štuhec (SLO)             507
  8 Federica Brignone (ITA)       500
  9 Frida Hansdotter (SWE)        497
 10 Michelle Gisin (SUI)          442

- Slalom standings (after 9 of 11 events):
 1 Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)        860
 2 Petra Vlhova (SVK)            725
 3 Wendy Holdener (SUI)          485
 4 Frida Hansdotter (SWE)        348
 5 Anna Swenn-Larsson (SWE)      336
 6 Katharina Liensberger (AUT)   285
 7 Katharina Truppe (AUT)        255
 8 Bernadette Schild (AUT)       207
 9 Erin Mielzynski (CAN)         185
10 Irene Curtoni (ITA)           175

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