Schild leads first run at opening slalom in Aspen, Shiffrin 13th


Slalom queen Marlies Shild of Austria is well on her way to proving last year’s first gate exit at Aspen was a fluke. The reigning slalom world champion was the sixth racer on the first-run course and set a pace that was almost a full second faster than any other woman.

“I think the whole run was really good,” said Schild. “I want to do the same as the first run and see what happens then, I think the shape is good, everything’s fine, and the skis are fine, so I can ski and have fun.”

Finn Tanja Poutiainen stands second, .78 seconds behind Schild. Sweden’s Maria Pietilae-Holmner, last year’s winner here, stands third .83 seconds behind the leader.

The home team got some good news and some bad news this morning. Lindsey Vonn did not start, deciding to rest her sore back for coming speed races in Canada. The good news came from 16-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin who made her fourth World Cup start and reached her first second run with a run that was good for a tie in 13th place. She is the only American to make the 30-woman second run, Julia Mancuso just missed the cut in 31st and both Resi Stiegler and Sarah Schleper skied off course.

“I was nervous today, I don’t know why,” said Shiffrin. “Down here, I think that was some of the best skiing I’ve had all year, so far. It was really comforting, I’m just going to try and take that into the second run and see what happens.”

Canada also got some good news from both Anna Goodman, who jumped all the way from the 44th starting position to an eight-place finish, and Marie-Michele Gangnon, who stands 10th.

The second run starts at 1:00 PM MST. Click here to watch the results come in on our Live Timing Page.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time
 1  6  55590 SCHILD Marlies  1981  AUT   51.24    51.24
 2  1  185140 POUTIAINEN Tanja  1980  FIN   52.02    52.02
 3  4  505760 PIETILAE-HOLMNER Maria  1986  SWE   52.07    52.07
 4  3  206001 HOEFL-RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   52.27    52.27
 5  2  55838 ZETTEL Kathrin  1986  AUT   52.60    52.60
 6  13  55690 HOSP Nicole  1983  AUT   52.90    52.90
 7  5  705287 ZUZULOVA Veronika  1984  SVK   53.04    53.04
 8  44  106633 GOODMAN Anna  1986  CAN   53.33    53.33
 9  7  565243 MAZE Tina  1983  SLO   53.40    53.40
 10  21  105269 GAGNON Marie-Michele  1989  CAN   53.57    53.57
 11  14  505679 HANSDOTTER Frida  1985  SWE   53.61    53.61
 12  19  296509 CURTONI Irene  1985  ITA   53.62    53.62
 13  37  6535237 SHIFFRIN Mikaela  1995  USA   53.81    53.81
 13  10  296259 MOELGG Manuela  1983  ITA   53.81    53.81
 15  17  206279 GEIGER Christina  1990  GER   53.85    53.85
 16  36  55977 THALMANN Carmen  1989  AUT   54.11    54.11
 17  15  206035 CHMELAR Fanny  1985  GER   54.12    54.12
 18  12  155415 ZAHROBSKA Sarka  1985  CZE   54.13    54.13
 19  51  506146 SWENN-LARSSON Anna  1991  SWE   54.18    54.18
 20  34  516280 HOLDENER Wendy  1993  SUI   54.23    54.23
 21  11  55759 KIRCHGASSER Michaela  1985  AUT   54.38    54.38
 22  38  55807 DAUM Alexandra  1986  AUT   54.41    54.41
 23  28  355040 NIGG Marina  1984  LIE   54.68    54.68
 24  23  196726 BARTHET Anne-Sophie  1988  FRA   54.69    54.69
 25  42  296354 COSTAZZA Chiara  1984  ITA   54.81    54.81
 25  35  196016 DAUTHERIVES Claire  1982  FRA   54.81    54.81
 27  26  196928 WORLEY Tessa  1989  FRA   54.89    54.89
 28  18  56032 SCHILD Bernadette  1990  AUT   55.31    55.31
 29  9  205168 DUERR Katharina  1989  GER   55.33    55.33
 30  29  506341 WIKSTROEM Emelie  1992  SWE   55.37    55.37
 31  30  106961 MIELZYNSKI Erin  1990  CAN   55.41    55.41
 32  31  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   55.54    55.54
 33  40  196725 BARIOZ Taina  1988  FRA   55.56    55.56
 34  53  565320 FERK Marusa  1988  SLO   55.89    55.89
 34  24  515997 FEIERABEND Denise  1989  SUI   55.89    55.89
 36  50  205239 WIRTH Barbara  1989  GER   56.05    56.05
 37  49  206174 STABER Veronika  1987  GER   56.08    56.08
 38  66  537792 DUKE Hailey  1985  USA   56.19    56.19
 39  52  297601 BRIGNONE Federica  1990  ITA   56.32    56.32
 40  47  55898 BREM Eva-Maria  1988  AUT   56.43    56.43
 41  65  506399 HECTOR Sara  1992  SWE   56.50    56.50
 42  61  485570 SOROKINA Anna  1990  RUS   56.51    56.51
 43  62  385041 NOVOSELIC Sofija  1990  CRO   57.14    57.14
 44  63  705394 KANTOROVA Barbara  1992  SVK   57.27    57.27
 45  69  298084 AGERER Lisa Magdalena  1991  ITA   58.70    58.70
 46  27  536481 SCHLEPER Sarah  1979  USA   1:00.68    1:00.68

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