Levi – 24 hours after the first women’s slalom in Levi, Finland, the athletes are back on track. The second gate run of winter 2020/21 will take place in Finland tomorrow. At 10.15 am the first female skier is in the start house; three hours later, the 30th of the first round is left out of the same. The official FIS start list for the first women’s slalom run at the Slalom World Cup kick-off in Levi on Sunday at 10.15 a.m., as well as the start numbers and the FIS live ticker, can be found in the menu above right after the draw.
Is it up to the Slovak Petra Vlhová, of course she wants to win the second competition above the Arctic Circle. The 25-year-old won Mikaela Shiffrin from the USA and the Austrian Katharina Liensberger. The US lady, who was not there for a long time, could be satisfied with her second place. And everyone agrees: The duel at eye level will be enriched by another chapter, even if Liensberger from Vorarlberg gets closer and closer to the duo and it can break up.
Data and facts about the Ski World Cup kick-off 2020/21
2nd women’s slalom in Levi (Sunday, November 22nd, 2020)
Official FIS start list 1st run – start 10.15 a.m.
Official FIS live ticker for women 1st round **
Official FIS intermediate result after the 1st round
Official FIS start list 2nd run – start at 1:15 p.m.
Official FIS live ticker for women 2nd round **
Official FIS final slalom for women in Levi
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All data is updated immediately upon receipt
The Swiss women Wendy Holdener and Michelle Gisin also want to win once in a goal run. The last victory of a Swiss woman in this discipline was a long time ago. Your strengthened teammate Melanie Meillard will probably not finish victorious in the second slalom in Levi, but she has shown that she is always up for a top placement.
We can do the same with Liensberger’s friends Katharina troop, Chiara Mair and Katharina Huber say. And who Franziska Gritschs saw the first part of the first run until she failed as part of her first Levi appearance in 2020, knows that the Tyrolean wants to do everything possible to eradicate her mishap and compensate with a top result. Bernadette Schild wants to get into the points after a messed up first race; and Magdalena Egger wants to call up her talent again, collect points again and prove it more than impressively.
The azure blue representative Irene Curtoni is always available for a good trip. She led the Italian delegation; it remains to be seen how the “young wild ones” like about Martina Peterlini and Co. or the experienced ones Federica Brignone, Sofia Goggia and Marta Bassino on the way. The latter showed a more than just acceptable performance in the first round of the first Levi gate run. The young Slovenian Meta Play would like to make their failure forgotten, and also by the DSV women Lena Dürr; Andrea Filser and Marina Wallner we can expect good placements again – along with even some World Cup points.
The slalom races of the 2020/21 Ski World Cup season
1st women’s slalom in Levi
On Saturday, the first women’s slalom in the still young Ski World Cup season 2020/21 was held in Levi, Finland. The Slovak Petra Vlhová won ahead of the American Mikaela Shiffrin and the Austrian Katharina Liensberger. The federal women Wendy Holdener and Michelle Gisin swung off in fourth and fifth place, but in the end they had nothing to do with the decision. Behind the Swiss duo, the Canadian Laurence St-Germain finished sixth. The ÖSV trio Katharina Truppe, Chiara Mair and Katharina Huber finished today’s gate run in seventh, eighth and tenth place. In between, the young Swiss ski lady Mélanie Meillard was happy about her very good ninth place.
The slalom races of the 2019/20 Ski World Cup season
- Women’s slalom in Levi
The American Mikaela Shiffrin shocked the competition once again and in a tried and tested manner. With her win in Levi, she won for the fourth time in her career in Finland. The Swiss Wendy Holdener (2nd) has to wait a bit as second until she can climb the top step of the podium in the gate run. The Austrian Katharina Truppe (3rd) was quite satisfied with third place and the 60 points she received. The Swede Anna Swenn Larsson (4th) confirmed the good shape of last winter and finished her working day in fourth place. The Norwegian Nina Haver-Loseth dropped to fifth on her comeback. Michelle Gisin (6th) came in sixth as the second best of the Swiss Ski Team. Katharina Liensberger (7th) from Team Austria finished her race in seventh place. Her team mate Katharina Huber (8th) achieved a very good result with eighth place. The Czech Martina Dubovská (9th) impressively confirmed with her ninth place that in Lapland starters with higher numbers can achieve a good result. The best German was Lena Dürr (10th); she rounded off the top ten of the slalom in Finland.
- Women’s slalom in Killington
Mikaela Shiffrin once again outclassed the competition and won the World Cup slalom run in Killington. The Slovak Petra Vlhovà came in second ahead of the Swede Anna Swenn-Larsson. The latter pushed forward after finishing ninth at halftime. Christina Ackermann narrowly missed the podium as fourth. The Norwegian Nina Haver-Loseth swung from fifth; after the first round she was still in 17th place. The best Austrian was Katharina Liensberger, who was sixth despite being very far behind Shiffrin. Roni Remme from Canada showed two constant performances and finished seventh. Second best ÖSV lady was Katharina Gallhuber in eighth place, who relegated Swiss Michelle Gisin to ninth place. The top 10 were completed by the experienced Italian Irene Curtoni.
- Women’s slalom in Lienz
One day after her victory in the giant slalom, the American Mikaela Shiffrin also won the slalom on Lienz Schlossberg in a sovereign manner. The Slovak Petra Vlhová and the Swiss Michelle Gisin took second and third place. The Austrian Katharina Liensberger just missed the podium in her home race in fourth place. The DSV women Christina Ackermann and Lena Dürr presented themselves very well in positions five and six. The young Swiss Aline Danioth came in seventh. The Norwegian Mina Fürst Holtmann, the Canadian Laurence St-Germain and Meta Hrovat completed the top ten in the ranking.
- Women’s slalom in Zagreb
The slalom in Zagreb on the Bear Mountain ended with a bang. The Slovak Petra Vlhová outclassed the competition in the Mikaela Shiffrin style. With two fastest times and a lead of 1.31 seconds, she relegated the American Mikaela Shiffrin and the Austrian Katharina Liensberger to places two and three. Swiss rider Wendy Holdener took fourth place. The Swede Anna Swenn Larsson lived up to her start number 5 and finished in fifth place. The Norwegian Nina Haver-Løseth finished sixth. Liensberger’s teammate Katharina Truppe came in seventh. The top 10 were rounded off by the young Swiss ski athlete Aline Danioth, the Viking Kristin Lysdahl and Emelie Wikström. Like Anna Swenn Larsson, the latter is at home in the three-crown team.
- Women’s slalom in Flachau
The Slovak Petra Vlhová won the night slalom in Flachau. Last year she was also successful in the Salzburger Land. The Swede Anna Swenn Larsson took second place; the US-American Mikaela Shiffrin took third place. Wendy Holdener from Switzerland finished fourth and has to wait for her first win in a World Cup goal run. The two ÖSV women Katharina Liensberger and Katharina Truppe came in fifth and sixth. The Norwegian Nina Haver-Løseth finished her working day in seventh place. Behind them, the young Austrian Chiara Mair was happy about eighth place. The top ten were rounded off by Swiss Michelle Gisin and Canadian Laurence St-Germain.
- Slalom der Damen in Kranjska Gora
Petra Vlhova wins the Kranjska Gora slalom and takes the lead in the Slalom World Cup. The Slovak celebrates her eighth Ski World Cup Slalom victory, ahead of the Swiss Wendy Holdener and Katharina Truppe from Austria. The race ended bitterly for Swede Anna Swenn Larrson, who was in the lead at halftime. The athlete of the Drei Kronen Team was running with the best time until shortly before the finish, she threaded and had a hard fall. The Norwegian Nina Haver-Löseth missed the jump on the podium and came in fourth, ahead of the two Austrians Katharina Liensberger (5th) and Chiara Mair (6th). Behind the Swede Emelie Wikström (7th) and Kristin Lysdahl (8) from Norway, the Swiss Michelle Gisin swung off in ninth place. The Slovenian Meta Hrovat missed the leap into the top ten by eight hundredths of a second in her home race and was in eleventh place behind the Swede Magdalena Fjällström (10).
– Sa., 21.11.2020, 10: 15/13: 15 Uhr (MEZ): 1. Slalom Damen (SL)
– Sun., November 22nd, 2020, 10:15 am / 1:15 pm (CET): 2nd slalom men (SL)
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