Robert F. Bukaty / AP
Exceptional ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin has won her home slalom for the fifth time in Killington, USA.
The two-time Olympic champion prevailed on Sunday ahead of her big rivals Petra Vlhova (+0.75 seconds) and Wendy Holdener from Switzerland (+0.83).
“It was a great fight.
I heard the crowd, ”Shiffrin said tearfully after being whipped down the slope by cheering fans.
The long-time ski dominator celebrated her 71st World Cup success in Killington, the second this season after the triumph in Sölden.
“More show is almost impossible.
I really don't know if I can slalom any faster, ”said the smiling winner.
Germany's hopeful Lena Dürr narrowly missed her third podium in a row, but confirmed her strong form in this Olympic winter with fifth place.
“It's so much fun right now.
It was like a dream again, ”said the woman from Munich.
Skiing just feels "easy and simple" at the moment.
Most recently, Dürr had set the first big exclamation mark of the season with two third places in Levi.
She already has the Olympic ticket for the Winter Games in Beijing.
The other DSV starters Andrea Filser, Emma Aicher and Marlene Schmotz missed the final round of the best 30. For the women it was the first and only race this year on the US east coast, as the giant slalom on Saturday was canceled due to gusts of wind.
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