Slalom in Levi – Meillard convinces with a superior Vlhova victory with 7th place – Sport


The Valaisian ranked ahead of team leader Wendy Holdener, who had to settle for 12th place.

The podium

  • 1. Petra Vlhova (SVK)
  • 2. Lena Dürr (GER) + 1.41 seconds
  • 3. Katharina Liensberger +1.55

She is and remains the Queen of Levi: Petra Vlhova wins her 6th race in Lapland after her double victory last year. And the Slovakian does this in an outstanding manner: In the end, the lead over second-placed Lena Dürr (GER) was an incredible 1.41 seconds. Vlhova was already in the lead after the first round. For the 29-year-old, it is the 20th slalom victory of her career.

The Swiss in the points

Wendy Holdener didn’t get up to speed in her best discipline as desired and had to settle for 12th place. This is despite the fact that she actually likes Levi. 4 podium places are proof of this. The woman from Schwyz was a long way away from that on Saturday – almost 2 seconds. Although he made no obvious mistakes in both runs, Holdener never really got going and continually lost time.

The 30-year-old was not ranked in the top 10 in the slalom for the first time in almost 8 years, provided she also reached the finish.

Mélanie Meillard was happy about another success experience. The Valaisians, who had already impressed with 17th place in the giant slalom at the season opener in Sölden, finished in a strong 7th place. “It’s cool to start a season like this,” said the 25-year-old happily. Camille Rast and Michelle Gisin lost a few places in the final round.

The one who was beaten

There was nothing to gain for Mikaela Shiffrin. The 88-time World Cup winner ended up next to the podium in fourth place. Nevertheless, the American should be satisfied with her performance. After his fall during training last week, Shiffrin ended up briefly in the hospital. However, she was lucky and escaped with a bruised bone.

This is how it continues

The second slalom of the season is already on the program in Levi on Sunday (first run from 10 a.m. live on SRF). The speed specialists will then travel to Zermatt, where two departures are planned for the coming weekend.

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