Schild makes it three in a row

Austrian continues her unbeaten run in the World Cup slalom this season with third successive title.

    The Austrian world champion - who has 32 World Cup wins to her name -  set up victory with a strong first leg [EPA]

    Austrian skier Marlies Schild made it three wins from the three World Cup slalom races this season in Flachau on Tuesday.

    The 30-year-old - already a winner in Aspen and Courchevel - recorded her 30th win in the discipline and 32nd overall World Cup success beating German ace Maria Hofl-Riesch by 46 hundreths of a second while Slovenia's Tina Maze was third, 82 hundreths adrift.

    Schild set up her victory with a brilliant first leg where she established a sizeable advantage over Maze with Hofl-Riesch third fastest.

    Her victory places her eighth in the table of overall World Cup wins, someway behind all-time leader fellow Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proll, who recorded 62 career wins.

    American superstar Lindsey Vonn, this season's overall World Cup leader, is the most successful skier still competing with 46 wins.

    Vonn never at ease in the slalom finished a creditable eighth to take her total to 554 points in the overall standings in front of Schild, who has 324 points, with German Viktoria Rebensburg, who is not competing here, third on 286 points.

    This slalom replaced the one due to have been raced in the Finnish resort of Levi in November, but which was cancelled due to a lack of snow.

    Wednesday sees the men's slalom which is also a day/night event.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From Zimbabwe to England: A story of war, home and identity

    The country I saw as home, my parents saw as oppressors

    What happens when you reject the identity your parents fought for and embrace that of those they fought against?

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    One woman shares the story of her life with polycystic kidney disease and sees parallels with the plight of the planet.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.