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Mikalea Shiffrin lurks in second place. © APA/afp / JOE KLAMAR

World Cup final: Shiffrin chases number 60

Mikaela Shiffrin could not only end a successful slalom season with a victory in Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Austria), but also celebrate her 60th victory in this discipline. She is in second place at halftime.

For the eleventh time this season, a slalom invited the best skiers to dance. The race for the discipline crystal ball was, similar to the men's event, already decided before the World Cup final. This year the coveted trophy once again goes to Mikaela Shiffrin, who put herself in a good position in the first round on Saturday to celebrate her 60th slalom victory in Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Austria). The US shooting star is 0,11 seconds behind the Swede Anna Swenn-Larsson.

Anna Swenn-Larsson won the slalom in Andorra in mid-February, and now the 32-year-old wants to outdo Mikaela Shiffrin in this winter's final. With start number two, the Swede set a time in the snow that even the American couldn't beat. In third place is Zrinka Ljutic from Croatia (+0,67 seconds), who wants to celebrate her fourth slalom podium in a row after Soldeu, Andorra and Jasna.

Anna Swenn-Larsson is the big hunted in the second round. © APA/afp / JOE KLAMAR

Ski fans should also take a look at Lena Dürr in the second round (13.30 p.m.). The German is currently 13 points behind Petra Vlhova, who was seriously injured in January and was forced to end her season early. With a solid performance and a place in the top 15 (16 points), the 32-year-old could be crowned the second best slalom runner of the season. After the first round, Dürr is in 1,90th place, 9 seconds behind. As a reminder: At the World Cup final, only the first 15 receive World Cup points.

Slalom, 1nd round

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