Vlhova Starts New Season with Third-place Finish in Giant Slalom in Soelden

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Petra Vlhova celebrating her third-place finish in a giant slalom in Soelden on October 23, 2021. (photo by TASR)

Soelden, October 23 (TASR) – Slovak Alpine skier Petra Vlhova, who’s the reigning women’s skiing World Cup champion, on Saturday started the 2021/22 season with third place in a giant slalom event in the Austrian town of Soelden.

The race was won by American Mikaela Shiffrin, who finished 0.14 seconds ahead of Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami and 1.30 seconds ahead of Vlhova.

The Slovak skier thus notched her 45th World Cup podium appearance in her career.