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Slovakian skier Vlhova uses frenetic final run to beat Shiffrin in rainy World Cup night race

France Alpine Skiing World Cup
Posted at 2:45 PM, Dec 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-21 16:45:33-05

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Slovakian skier Petra Vlhova has used a frenetic final run to edge out Mikaela Shiffrin and earn her 30th career win in tough conditions at a women’s World Cup slalom.

Vlhova trailed the American by 0.17 seconds after the opening run but posted the fastest second-run time to lead the race.

Shiffrin was the last starter and lost time on Vlhova at each split and ultimately came up 0.24 short.

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Vlhova says “I am feeling great, with big confidence” and that "I know that I can be fast, and today I showed.”

Shiffrin extended her lead in the overall standings.