Updated: Sunday, 02 February 2014 21:39 | By Agence France-Presse

Hansdotter puts an end to unwanted runner up ski record

Swedish skier Frida Hansdotter won the final women's World Cup slalom before the Winter Olympics on Sunday at the Slovenian resort of Kranjska Gora for her first ever win after eight runners-up finishes.


Hansdotter puts an end to unwanted runner up ski record

France's Nastasia Noens competes during the FIS World Cup women slalom ski race in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on February 2, 2014 - by Jure Makovec

The 28-year-old -- whose eight second places prior to breaking her World Cup duck is a record -- beat Austrian sisters Marlies and Bernadette Schild.

Hansdotter, world bronze medalist in slalom in 2013, timed five hundredths of a second faster than Marlies Schild -- who came into the race already a winner of 35 career slaloms.  

America's world number one Mikaela Shiffrin timed fastest in the first leg, 32 hundredths faster than Hansdotter, but saw all hope of a fourth win this season ended when she made an error at the top part of the second leg.

The 18-year-old ended up 72 hundredths off the pace in seventh spot.

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch remains comfortably atop the overall World Cup standings despite her 23rd place in the slalom.

There was bitter disappointment for the home crowd as defending overall World Cup champion Tina Maze finished two seconds adrift after the first leg and then skied out on the second run.

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