Maribor, Slovenia: Shiffrin takes big lead in World Cup slalom

Maribor, Slovenia: Shiffrin takes big lead in World Cup slalom

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin built a lead of a full second on Saturday in the opening run of the final women’s World Cup slalom before the world championships.

The American two-time overall champion had a near-flawless run on the Radvanje course to lead main rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 1.00.

Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden was another 0.09 further behind in third, while Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter of Sweden had to make up 1.57 seconds in the final run.

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