Ski racer Christina Ackermann has narrowly missed the podium at the next home win of "Wonder Woman" Mikaela Shiffrin. The 29-year-old Allgäuerin drove at the World Cup slalom in Killington / USA, where Shiffrin her 62nd overall win, a strong fourth place. So good was Ackermann in a special slalom last almost eight years ago.
Her lag behind in third place was 0.35 seconds, for the outstanding Shiffrin lacked 3.08 seconds. The two-time Olympic champion drove in front of 15,000 enthusiastic fans in their "living room" in the US state of Vermont again in its own league and also won the second season slalom sovereign.Shiffrin distanced her long-time rival Petra Vlhova (Slovakia) by 2.29 seconds and drew World Cup successes with the legendary Annemarie Moser-Pröll (Austria). Only Lindsey Vonn (USA / 82 wins) is ahead of the 24-year-old also won the fourth slalom in Killington.Marlene Schmotz (+4.88) equaled her best World Cup result in difficult conditions with only partially iced piste and wind as 14th. Lena Dürr (+7.56), last in Finland good tenth, dropped from 13th to 25th place after a completely messed-up final run. Marina Wallner missed the second round.