1. Slalom run and Levi
The Alpine Skiing World Cup season continued on Saturday. On Sunday the second slalom race in Levi started. Shiffrin placed behind Vlhová in the first run – there was also a bad crash.
The US-American Mikaela Shiffrin did not show one in the second slalom race on Sunday in the first round just as good a performance as the day before. ARD commentator Felix Neureuther said: “It’s done”. The day before, Shiffrin made a happy but very exhausted impression after crossing the finish line.
Therefore, Petra Vlhová dominated again in Levi in the first run. However, the Swiss Michelle Gisin also showed a top performance and crossed the finish line at the same time as Vlhová (54.32). Wendy Holdener came in third (+ 0.23).
Gisin commented happily on her run afterwards. “I’m extremely happy that I was able to show such a race. I hope I can do it a second time,” she said in an interview with ARD.
“She tried to risk”
The German Lena Dürr made it into the top 20 on Saturday. After the first run on Sunday she finished 29th (+1.81). Their driving line was not ideal. Neureuther on ARD: “It takes a lot of time, it can be too much today. She tried to take risks. She really tried.” Dürr himself said: “It totally annoys me”.
Even after her cruciate ligament rupture, Marlene Schmotz did not show the dynamism she needed (+2.33). Neureuther: “The audacity to give full throttle is still missing.” Marina Wallner also lost too much time on the flat and couldn’t convince (+2.17). Only Dürr reached the final in Levi.
Bad fall of the Canadian Remme
Roni Remme had a serious fall during the race. The Canadian fell head first on the escarpment when she lost her line. The race was briefly interrupted.
She was then able to stand again, but she was visibly in pain. “She’s a tough guy. I hope she hasn’t hurt herself. A few bruises will be safe,” commented Neureuther. How the athlete is currently doing is not known.