ZAGREB, Croatia | American skier Shiffrin takes big 1st-run lead in slalom

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

ZAGREB, Croatia —Jan 05, 2019—Mikaela Shiffrin awed her rivals Saturday by taking a big opening-run lead in the first women’s World Cup slalom of 2019.

The American two-time overall champion used an attacking yet flawless run on the Crveni Spust course to finish more than a second ahead of her nearest competitors.

Racing sixth, Shiffrin crushed the times of earlier starters, and beat then-leader Wendy Holdener by 1.15 seconds.

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