Larsson in the Lead, Shiffrin in Pursuit for Final Run


Larsson in the Lead, Shiffrin in Pursuit for Final Run

On Saturday, March 16th, in Saalbach Austria, Sweden’s Anna Swenn Larsson took the lead in the World Cup slalom, becoming the only woman other than Mikaela Shiffrin or Petra Vlhová to win a slalom this season. With a strong first-run performance, she positioned herself well for her fourth career victory. Meanwhile, Shiffrin, who had already clinched the slalom title and won six slalom races this season, was close behind Larsson in second place, ready to compete for her 97th World Cup victory.

Croatia’s Zrinka Ljutic and Canadian Ali Nullmeyer also performed well in the first run, ranking third and fourth, respectively. North American skier Paula Moltzan, finishing in seventh place, had a solid run and looked forward to the afternoon competition.

The anticipation was high for the final afternoon run, with Larsson leading the pack and Shiffrin poised to challenge for the win. The stage was set for an exciting showdown as the top skiers prepared to give it their all in the last competition of the 2024 season. Fans and competitors alike were ready for an afternoon full of adrenaline, drama, and unforgettable moments in the Austrian Alps.

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