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Vonn 8th, Schild Takes 30th Slalom Win

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
December, 20 2011

FLACHAU, Austria (Dec. 20) - Austrian Marlies Schild took the wire-to-wire win for the 30th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom win of her career Tuesday as World Cup overall leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished eighth. Vonn will carry a 554-324 point lead in the overall standings over Schild into the Christmas break. Women's World Cup action returns Dec. 28-29 with a giant slalom and slalom in Lienz, Austria.


  • Austrian Marlies Schild earned the 30th World Cup slalom victory of her career
  • Lindsey Vonn finished eigth and will carry a 230 point lead in the World Cup overall standings into the Christmas break
  • Vonn will make a guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, Dec. 22 on CBS
  • The Flachau night race was a reschedule of the canceled Nov. slalom originally set for Levi, Finland
  • Sarah Schleper and Resi Stiegler did not qualify for a second run
  • Mikaela Shiffrin and Hailey Duke did not finish the first run
  • Women's World Cup action returns Dec. 28-29 with a giant slalom and slalom in Lienz, Austria


Lindsey Vonn
I didn't ski as aggressive as I wanted to on the first run, but it was a solid run without any big mistakes. I was happy to be in there for a second run.

Slalom is easier now, I feel really comfortable. I felt like I was skiing really well in the first run from Courchevel before I went out. I know I can be there, it's just a matter of skiing more aggressively.

Universal Sports will re-broadcast the race at 4 p.m. ET on their 24-hour TV network