Petra Vlhova claimed simply her second slalom win of the season on the FIS Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2023 on Saturday (18 March).
Slovakia’s Olympic champion led by 0.32 seconds after the primary run in Soldeu, and transformed her benefit right into a victory margin of 0.43 seconds from Croatia’s Leona Popovic who scored her first podium end.
Collection winner and general World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin was third, to tie Lindsey Vonn’s document for World Cup podium finishes with 137.
With the rain lashing down and visibility compromised on a rutting course, a number of racers failed to complete their second runs together with Canada’s world champion Laurence St-Germain, Slovenia’s Ana Bucik, Katharina Liensberger, and fellow Austrian Franziska Gritsch who lasted simply three gates.
One flip after a curler late within the problem proved significantly difficult for the skiers with Mina Fuerst Holtmann, Lena Duerr, and Paula Moltzan shedding huge quantities of time.
The latter racers approached that part with an excessive amount of warning, however Shiffrin attacked the highest half to permit herself to be considerably conservative on the underside half.
And after Anna Swenn Larsson skied out, Popovic produced the ski of her life to take the lead with simply Vlhova to go.
The 27-year-old struggled on the highest half, shedding her first-run benefit, however put it collectively on the underside part to finish her season on her excessive.
The season concludes on Sunday with the ladies’s large slalom.
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