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Three weeks before the Olympics Dürr shines in the slalom – Shiffrin wins with tears

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The Olympic Games in China begin in early February. Lena Dürr will also be there as one of the German hopes for a medal, who managed to surprise several times this season.

Ski racer Lena Dürr confirmed her top form in the last slalom before the Olympic Games in Beijing. The 30-year-old from SV Germering raced to third place at the night event in Schladming on Tuesday, making it onto the podium for the third time this season. Hardly anyone had expected this strong season before.

She had already finished third twice in Levi. There is also a fifth place in Killington this winter and fourth last weekend in Kranjska Gora.

Victory on the Planai went to the exceptional American rider Mikaela Shiffrin, who was still fifth after the first round. For Shiffrin it was already the 73rd World Cup success and the 47th in slalom – no one managed more in an individual discipline. After the race, the American burst into tears.

Second was the overall Slovak World Cup winner Petra Vlhova, who already secured the small crystal ball in the gate.

The German young talent Emma Aicher was promisingly in tenth place after the first run, but then retired. The race had been moved from Flachau to Schladming due to the corona.

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