American Mikaela Shiffrin wins Snow Queen Trophy in Zagreb
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
ZAGREB, 5 January 2019 – American two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin has won the Audi FIS World Ski Cup ‘Snow Queen Trophy’ in the Croatian capital Zagreb on Saturday for the fourth time.
Shiffrin started the race on Zagreb’s Sljeme mountain from the sixth position. She was in the lead after the fantastic first run and managed to keep that position until the end becoming the winner of the crown for the fourth time (2:01.09).
With this victory, Shiffrin additionally strengthened her leading position and first place in the overall standing in the World Cup.
Petra Vlhova from Slovakia is second placed with 1 second and 25 hundredths behind Shiffrin, while Wendy Holdener of Switzerland is third placed with 1 second and 75 hundredths behind the lead.
A crowd of around 5,000 people gathered on Sljeme to support the racers in the second run.
The men’s race will be held on Sunday in Zagreb.