Mikaela Shiffrin dominates in Zagreb slalom

US teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won her second World Cup slalom race of the season in Zagreb on Sunday with Austria`s Kathrin Zettel in second and Nina Loeseth of Norway third.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 04, 2015, 18:38 PM IST
Mikaela Shiffrin dominates in Zagreb slalom

Zagreb: US teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won her second World Cup slalom race of the season in Zagreb on Sunday with Austria`s Kathrin Zettel in second and Nina Loeseth of Norway third.

Reigning Olympic and world champion Shiffrin from Vail, Colorado, produced a technically impeccable performance to dominate the first run.

She stayed focussed second time out and dominated the opposition with a 1.68 seconds overall advance over Zettel.

It was the 19-year-old`s second slalom victory this season after she won at Kuhtai, Austria on Monday. 

It was also her second victory at Sljeme, a mountain peak overlooking Zagreb, where Croatia`s skiing stars -- the Kostelic siblings Janica and Ivica -- made their skiing debuts. Shifrin won the Zagreb slalom in 2013.

Sweden`s Frida Hansdotter was fourth while World Cup overall leader Tina Maze, who was touted to be the favourite on Sunday along with Shiffrin, in fifth.