Updated: Monday, 30 December 2013 03:57 | By Agence France-Presse

Schild claims record 35th slalom

Austria's Marlies Schild won a record 35th women's World Cup slalom at Lienz on Sunday.


Schild claims record 35th slalom

Winner, Austria's Marlies Schild, celebrates after competing in the Women FIS Alpine skiing World cup slalom in Lienz, Austria on December 29, 2013

The 32-year-old, entered the alpine skiing history books when beating American slalom world champion Mikaela Shiffrin by 41 hundredths of a second and Germany's Mari Hoefl-Riesch (.63s).

Schild, who was slalom world champion in 2011 and won silver in two other world championships in 2003 and 2007, had drawn level with Switzerland's Vreni Schneider's benchmark of 34 in the discipline in Courchevel 12 days ago.

The awaited duel between Schild and Shiffrin went the more experienced Austrian star's way who nevertheless was edged by the American in the first leg.

But calling on her local knowledge and skiing kilometres on the clock she overturned the deficit of seven tenths of a second on Shiffrin, third in Saturday's giant slalom, to claim her fourth win on the slopes at Lienz.

This is the first time she's won a slalom having trailed in sixth place after the first run.

"I tried to ski with a little more finesse on the second run. On the upper part of the course I had some problems but then I was able to let the skis go," the 2011 world champion said.

Hoefl-Riesch's fourth place lifted her to the top of the overall World Cup standings, two points clear of Tina Weirather.

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