Teenage US skier Mikaela Shiffrin has caused an upset by winning the Zagreb FIS World Cup Women’s Slalom race on Sljeme on Friday.
World Cup leader and favourite for the event, Slovenia’s Tina Maze, was leading after the first run, but Shiffrin produced the run of the night in her second run (1 minute 2.47 seconds) to claim overall victory by 1.19 over runner-up Frida Hansdotter.
The Zagreb VIP Snow Queen Trophy was showcased around the globe with 22 countries broadcasting it live. The men’s slalom takes places on Sunday.
Former Croatia football captain and AC Milan legend Zvonimir Boban has turned down an offer from Croatia’s leading opposition party to stand as its candidate for Mayor of the capital Zagreb, writes daily Jutarnji list.
The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) reportedly approached Boban, who completed a history degree at Zagreb University after retiring in 2002, to run for Mayor, but the former midfield maestro was not interested.
Croatian news portals today have published a message that was sent to the citizens of the nation by “Hacktivist” group Anonymous which suggests the people of Croatia to “wake up and join the fight against injustice”.
A 20-year-old man is lucky to be alive after being hit by a train this morning in the north-western Croatian town of Novi Marof.
The man, who was sitting on the edge of the train tacks near the Novi Marof station with a group of friends at around 6am, could not get out-of-the-way of a passenger train travelling on the Zagreb-Varazdin route quicker enough as it came passing by, reports RTL television.