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Vlhova wins 2nd straight World Cup slalom, Shiffrin 3rd

Shiffrin was second after the opening run but came 0.43 behind in third for her worst result in slalom in two years.
Credit: AP
From left, second placed Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson, the winner Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, and third placed United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrate after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

FLACHAU, Austria — Petra Vlhova has won a women’s World Cup night slalom as Mikaela Shiffrin suffered a rare second straight defeat in the American’s strongest discipline. 

Vlhova led after the opening run and the Slovakian skier won the race by 0.10 seconds ahead of Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden. 

Shiffrin was second after the opening run but came 0.43 behind in third for her worst result in slalom in two years. 

Vlhova beat Shiffrin by a margin of 1.31 seconds in Zagreb 10 days ago. 

The previous time that Shiffrin lost back-to-back slaloms in a single season was more than five years ago. Swenn Larsson matched her career best result.

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