Only nine female skaters competed in the World Cup mega slalom race on Saturday in Killington, USA. After that, the race was canceled due to bad weather.
Petra Flova was the first to enter the track and before the decision of the organizers was issued, she was in second place.
Slovakia was faster than its top permanent competitors Lara Gotova Behramiova and Mikila Shivrinova. “Today is a tough girls day,” the Swiss told SRF finish line after joining Vlhova.
Local star Shiffrin didn’t succeed at all, the nine contestants had the worst of times. She lost as much as 1.38 seconds to French leader Tessa Worley.
“It’s a home race, and I love to ski here. Today, though, it’s very windy, but I don’t think it’s dangerous. On the hill it was a fight with the wind. The question is where the wind is blowing from.”
Wind gusts intensified, and former Fleet coach Mita Hrovatova, No. 10’s Livia Magoni, was no longer on track. “The wind was very strong and it wouldn’t be a fair race,” said Slovenka.
Weather permitting, there will be a slalom in Killington on Sunday (first round from 15.45 CET).
See photos from Saturday’s canceled race:
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