FLACHAU, AUSTRIA — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin finished second to reigning Olympic champion Petra Vlhova in Tuesday’s night slalom race.
Shiffrin won the giant slalom at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia on Sunday, matching Lindsay Vonn’s record of 82 race wins, but was unable to produce another win in her best discipline, the slalom. He was unable to overtake his former teammate.
Vlhova set the fastest time on the first run and then extended her lead to Shiffrin for her first win of the season. The Slovak skier finished him 0.43 seconds ahead of Shiffrin, but Germany’s Renadur finished his third place, 0.85 seconds behind him.
Shiffrin’s next chance to set a record is at Super G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy in 10 days. She will be attending her race for speed this weekend in St. Anton.
Vonn broke the previous record of 62 wins set by Annemarie Moser Prell at Cortina eight years ago. Vonn retired four years before him, and his career was cut short by injuries.