The night slalom in Zagreb is always a special stage. All girls want to become ‘Snow Queen’ of Croatia! 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin confirmed that she is the real new star of the Ladies World Cup. The American teenager won both runs to take the victory by 1.19 seconds with a two-run combined time of 2:01.73. Behind her, two Rossi’s racers are on the podium! Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter still realized two strong runs and signs her second podium this season after Are’s slalom. Erin Mielzynski from Canada secured the second World Cup podium of her career since her victory last season in Ofterschwang.
“It’s amazing, I wear my emotions on my sleeve and I knew I had to take some steps this year to get on the (podium). It’s great to have this to build my confidence and remind me what it takes. I just want to learn from every experience and I learned a lot from today. I came into today just wanting to simplify things. I think I’ve been trying to find a race gear that I don’t necessarily need to find. In the first run I was fifth and in the second run I tried to keep it simple. The course was really difficult so I just tried to keep it together from top to bottom. It was great seeing the green (leader’s) light at the bottom. I had a bit of a wait after that but it was amazing”, said the 22-year-old Mielzynski.
Vidéo athlete profile: Erin Mielzynski
Copyright pictures: Agence Zoom and Pentaphoto/Alpine Canada
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