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Skiing - 05. January 2012.

Gutsy Vonn 9th in Zagreb Slalom

Despite competing with a nasty stomach illness, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished ninth in the Zagreb night slalom as Austrian Marlies Schild produced her fifth straight victory this season. Vonn, who produced the second fastest final run behind Schild, continues to lead the Austrian by 101 points in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall chase.


•Lindsey Vonn took slalom ninth in the first race of the New Year
•Austrian Marlies Schild won and has swept all five slalom races this season
•Vonn continues to lead Schild by 101 points in the World Cup overall chase
•Vonn skied despite a harsh stomach illness and did not inspect the first run course
•Vonn was 24th after the first run and produced the second fastest final run behind Schild
•Heavy fog hampered the entire first run during the longest women's slalom on tour
•Resi Stiegler was 13th after the first run, but mistakes in the second bumped her to 25th
•Mikaela Shiffrin did not finish the first run. Kiley Staples and Hailey Duke did not qualify for the final
•Julia Mancuso had not planned to start
•The women's World Cup moves to speed with a downhill and super G Jan. 7-8 in Bad Kleinkircheim, Austria

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