(CNN)She was targeting a historical 8th straight slalom success, however Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning streak concerned an end with defeat by Petra Vlhova in Austria Tuesday.
Vlhova, likewise 23, originated from behind on the 2nd go to win by 0.15 seconds to hand Shiffrin her very first World Cup specific slalom defeat because last January.
” Tonight, she (Petra) got me,” stated Shiffrin. “I understand that I can’t win every race– I’m just human. It’s a huge battle with Petra. That’s inspiring … not numbers or records, however snowboarding my finest and battling out there.”
Vlhova likewise beat Shiffrin in the last of the Oslo parallel slalom — in which racers complete head-to-head on surrounding courses– on January 1.
Shiffrin has actually won 9 times in 16 starts throughout 4 of the 6 World Cup disciplines this season to take her profession tally to 52 World Cup wins, 3 shy of Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider in 3rd on the ladies’s all-time list.
Lindsey Vonn leads with 82 World Cup triumphes and will start her goodbye season in St. Anton this weekend after recuperating from injury.
Shiffrin’s blistering kind this season has actually made her the record of 15 triumphes in a fiscal year. When she clinched her 36th win in Austria on December 29, she likewise passed Austrian excellent Marlies Schild as the most effective females’s slalom skier of all time.
She is the runaway favorite for a 3rd straight World Cup general crown and leads Vlhova by 80 points in the slalom race.
In Flachau, Shiffrin was bidding to equate to the record of 8 successive slalom success, held by Schneider and Croatia’s Janica Kostelic.
The Flachau race is the greatest paying on the females’s circuit, with a pot of $196,000, far going beyond the specified minimum quantity of $122,000. Vlhova got about $80,000 as the winner.
At next month’s World Championships in Are, Sweden, Shiffrin will be bidding for a 4th straight slalom world title.
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