Schild earns 5th straight World Cup slalom win
Monday, January 2, 2012
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Marlies Schild of Austria stretched her winning streak to five consecutive World Cup slalom races, cruising to a victory Tuesday in a night event.
Schild was fastest in both runs and finished in an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 1.32 seconds to beat second-place Tina Maze of Slovenia by 1.40 seconds.
Austria's Michaela Kirchgasser came 2.27 behind in third for her first career top-three finish in slalom.
Lindsey Vonn of the United States finished ninth to remain in the overall lead, while defending overall champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany caught a bump and skied out early in her second run.