Women's World Cup: Skier Dürr narrowly misses the podium - Shiffrin wins

Ski racer Lena Dürr continues to be in strong form in the still young alpine season, but narrowly missed out on the third podium place in the third slalom of the winter.

Women's World Cup: Skier Dürr narrowly misses the podium - Shiffrin wins

Ski racer Lena Dürr continues to be in strong form in the still young alpine season, but narrowly missed out on the third podium place in the third slalom of the winter. The athlete from SV Germering came fourth in Killington, Vermont, on Sunday. Local hero Mikaela Shiffrin celebrated her 90th World Cup victory. The Slovakian Olympic champion Petra Vlhova came second ahead of the Swiss Wendy Holdener.

Buoyed by second and third place in the first two slaloms of the season in Levi, Finland, Dürr moved up to second place in the first run on the icy slope in Killington. In the second run, the 32-year-old made a small mistake in the lower section of the route, which cost her a possible better placing.

Meanwhile, Shiffrin once again confirmed her status as the global slalom queen. For the 28-year-old, it was the 55th World Cup victory in her flagship discipline and the second this season. She won the slalom race in Killington for the sixth time. At the finish she was wildly celebrated by the fans.

Dürr's teammates Emma Aicher, Jessica Hilzinger, Andrea Filser and Elina Lipp did not make it into the second round.

The Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami won the giant slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin came third behind New Zealand's Alice Robinson.

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