Shiffrin misses WCup slalom record; Velez Zuzulova wins race

January 03, 2017 07:02 PM

Velez Zuzulova held on to her first-run lead and beat Petra Vlhova by 0.24 seconds for a Slovak 1-2 finish. Sarka Strachova of the Czech Republic was 0.52 seconds behind in third.

Shiffrin straddled a gate about 25 seconds into her first run and missed the chance to tie the all-time record for most consecutive slalom victories. It was the first time in more than four years that the Olympic champion failed to finish a slalom race.

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Shiffrin had won the previous 12 slaloms she competed in, but missed five races because of a knee injury last season.

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