Back To Back To Back Wins Makes Vlhova The New Top Kid In Slalom

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Yesterday saw Slovak Slalom specialist Petra Vlhova taking her third World Cup Slalom win in a row, putting her in the first place position for the discipline standings.

Swedish skier Anna Swenn Larsson was looking to break the now 26 race winning streak that has been held by Vlhova and American Mikaela Shiffrin, but took a fall at the end of her second run, ruining a 1.17-second lead at the final split.

In the end, Vlhova was able to take her third Slalom win in a row, continuing the long-running win streak. Swiss skier Wendy Holdener came up with a second-place finish, just 0.24 of a second off the lead. In third, Austrian racer Katharina Truppe with a time of 0.89 of a second out of first.

For Vlhova, this was the second podium finish of the weekend. On Saturday, she finished 0.34 of a second behind young Kiwi star Alice Robinson for a second-place spot in GS.

All told, this latest Slalom win has put her in first for points for the discipline. With Mikaela Shiffrin on a leave following the death of her father, Vlhova has been more than able to jump into the top spot, which she now holds by 20 points.

Shiffrin still holds first-place on overall points, though the gap is closing. Federica Brignone of Italy is now just 113 points out of first place, with Petra Vlhova only 154 out of first.

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