Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

UPDATED: 13. JAN 2015, AT 8:58

Velez-Zuzulová triumphed in Flachau

SLOVAK alpine ski racer Veronika Velez-Zuzulová overcame snowfall and a softened course to end a three-year wait for her third World Cup win on January 12.

(Source: TASR)

In difficult conditions due to snowfall, Velez-Zuzulová finished in an aggregate time of 1 minute, 46.58 seconds on the floodlit Hermann Maier World Cup Course to beat Šárka Strachová of the Czech Republic by 0.31.

Frida Hansdotter finished 1.05 behind in third and retained her lead in the discipline standings, the Associated Press reported.

“Of course it was not easy,” Velez-Zuzulová said, as quoted by the SITA newswire. “I tried to stay concentrated, and I succeeded. The track in the second round was more difficult, but I did not have any other possibility then to ski aggressively. I apparently always win when there are many people.”

It was Velez-Zuzulová’s third career win and her first in three years, when she won back-to-back races in Semmering, Austria, and Munich three days later.

Another Slovak Petra Vlhová finished sixth.

Top stories

Šumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived

The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.

The construction of first Slovak sauna in Šumiac

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Pivobrana - Beer Festival

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Agrokomplex opens its gates Photo

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.