Vlhová wins silver in women's world combined

Her loss to Wendy Holdener was only 0.03 seconds.

Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, center, winner of the women's combined, poses with second placed Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, left, and third placed Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden.Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, center, winner of the women's combined, poses with second placed Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, left, and third placed Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden. (Source: AP/TASR)

Slovakia's skier Petra Vlhová took the historic silver medal in women's combined at the Alpine skiing world championships held in Are, Sweden on February 8.

She lost out on gold by three hundredths of a second after the downhill and slalom legs. The title was defended by Wendy Holdener of Switzerland, while Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel took the bronze.

No other Slovak downhill skier, not even when Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia, won the medal in individual discipline at such top event, the Sme daily reported.

However, Vlhová has one silver medal from the 2017 world championship in St Moritz, won in the Alpine skiing teams' competition.

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