Gisin ends Shiffrin/Vlhova slalom hegemony and 19-year Swiss rot

Michelle Gisin ends a Swiss drought of almost 19 years as she becomes the first woman in almost four years other than Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova to win a World Cup slalom ski race. Gisin claimed her first career victory in Semmering, Austria, in 1 minute 42.05 seconds, beating local racer Katharina Liensberger and Shiffrin who faded from first to third. American star Shiffrin and Slovak Vlhova had dominated the last 28 slaloms since Sweden’s Frieda Hansdotter topped a race in the discipline on January 10, 2017 in Flachau, Austria. Shiffrin won 19 of those races and Vlhova nine, includin…

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