facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sweden's Frida Hansdotter wins women's slalom

Feb. 2, 2014 at 2:05 PM   |   Comments

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won her first career World Cup title Sunday at the women's Golden Fox slalom in Slovenia.

Hansdotter turned in a combined two-run time of 1 minute, 50.17 seconds to edge the Schild sisters of Austria, who took second and third places, in the final pre-Olympic Alpine event.

Hansdotter had made the podium eight times before Sunday's, all of which were second-place finishes.

"It was a tough day," Hansdotter said. "Conditions were really soft in the first run, but a bit less so in the second. I did my best and it feels really good to have my first victory."

Hansdotter edged Mariles Schild by a razor-thin 0.05 seconds and Bernadette Schild by 0.15 seconds.

Mikeala Shiffrin of the United States led after the first run, but a mistake early in her second trip down the hill cost her and she wound up in seventh place with a time of 1:50.89.

World Cup overall leader Maria-Hoefl-Riesch of Germany also struggled in the second round and finished 23rd.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
WATCH: Eric Bledsoe shakes Clippers guard all the way off the court WATCH: Eric Bledsoe shakes Clippers guard all the way off the court
2
Bowling to introduce new scoring system
3
Lions bring stingy defense to London, aim to ground Falcons
4
Pirates agree to minor league deal with Stinson
5
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback