Petra Vlhova Wins Slalom in Kranjska Gora



Petra Vlhova won her third slalom in a row with a nearly perfect second run posting the fastest that permit her to climb the rank from the fourth to the first place. Vlhova secured the 56th Zlata Lisica or “Golden Fox” Trophy awarded to the best competitor among the weekend’s two races.

Anna Swenn-Larsson could have snapped the three-year-long winning streak of Mikaela Shiffrin, and Petra Vlhova, who combined have won the last 25 slaloms. She was skiing the second run extending her lead to a massive 1.17 seconds at the final split, but she lost her balance a few gates from the finish and fall over, making the dream of his first World Cup victory fade away.

"I won today and of course I was really lucky because Anna, she was really fast, and if she [didn’t make] the mistake, she [would] win of course. It’s a different victory, but it’s still a victory so I am so happy that I could find something inside me. Because in the first run, I did really bad. In the second run, I tried to push. And in the end, I was lucky, but I took the victory and I am so, so happy because I won again in front of like a ‘home’ crowd and it’s amazing", said Vlhova before thanking her fans in the crowd.


Wendy Holdener (SUI) finished 0.24 seconds behind Vlhova in second for her 24th career podium result in slalom followed by Katharina Truppe (AUT) by 0.89.