Slovak skier close to winning a Large Crystal Globe, only tragedy will stop her

The weather was in her favour.

Petra VlhováPetra Vlhová (Source: TASR/AP)

Slovak skier Petra Vlhová is on course to win a Large Crystal Globe in downhill skiing.

After two speed disciplines were cancelled in the finale of the World Cup in Lenzerheid, there will be only two individual races – the slalom and grand slalom, sports website Sportnet reported.

Vlhová is ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami from Switzerland by 96 points. Victory in the race is worth 100 points.

“I will not start the slalom on Saturday,” admitted Gut-Behrami for Swiss website skiactu.ch.

Only a sporting tragedy will cause her to lose

Vlhová will only miss out on her Crystal Globe if over two races she gains no points and the Swiss win the giant slalom.

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