Mikaela Shiffrin tied for third in Tuesday evening’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, padding her overall Crystal Globe points total to 1008 points. Currently in second in the overall is Switzerland’s Lara Gut who did not finish her first run under the lights in the night Slalom. Gut with 643 points sits 365 points behind Shiffrin.
Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter claimed her 4th World Cup win skiing very clean and confident in both runs.
Nina Loeseth (Norway) was second and tying Shiffrin with yet another podium this season was Swiss skier Wendy Holdener.
“I just didn’t ski fast, and that’s pretty much it. It’s easy to lose that kind of time if you ski a couple of turns a little bit tentative. So I have to try harder. The second run, I definitely went for it. I’m happy to be on the podium with that, but I have to say congratulations to Frida. I’m really happy for her. She skied amazing and it was really fun to watch.” -Shiffrin
Shiffrin leads by 125 points in the season standings for Slalom as well, ahead of todays 5th place finisher Veronika Velez Zuzulova (Slovakia).
Shiffrin is leaning towards competing at this weekends alpine combined event in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee.
“I think that I want to go to (Altenmarkt-Zauchensee) anyway since it’s a super combined and I’ll be training slalom for that … and we have quite a bit of time before the next slalom. After the first run today, I want to get back in slalom gates and try to get my feeling back.-“ Shiffrin
Resi Stiegler extended her top 20 streak with a smoking second run that propelled the Jackson Hole native to 15th. Lila Lapanja (Truckee, CA), Megan McJames (Park City, UT) and Keely Cashman (Strawberry, CA) did not qualify for the second run.
Up next, the women’s compete in downhill Saturday and super combined Sunday in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. Both events will be live on NBCSports.com.