Veronika Velez-Zuzulová got the silver medal on November 27 in the season’s second World Cup slalom in Killington, Vermont, after coming 0.73 seconds behind American star Mikaela Shiffrin. In the same race, Slovak prodigy Petra Vlhová came fifth (+1.35 seconds). Shiffrin notched her 20th slalom World Cup victory, beating Croatian legend Janica Kostelic, the TASR newswire wrote. Velez-Zuzulova, aged 32, is now third in the overall slalom ranking, while Vlhová is fourth in the general Alpine World Cup chart.
In the opening slalom of the season in Finnish Levi, Vlhová ended third and Velez-Zuzulová fourth.
“The first round was not my ideal performance,” Vlhová said about Killington, as quoted by the SITA newswire. “In the second one, I tried to improve my position and I succeeded in this, when I got the second best time. I am thankful for being able to scratch some more points for the World Cup evaluation,” the Slovak Alpine skier, aged 21, said.