Hector Wins Final World Cup Giant Slalom Before Olympics

Jan 25, 2022, 9:44 AM | Updated: 9:45 am
Sara Hector - Giant Slalom...
Sara Hector of Team Sweden takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on January 25, 2022 in Kronplatz Italy. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) β€” Sara Hector won the final World Cup giant slalom before the Beijing Olympics.

Mikaela Shiffrin was fifth. Hector was second after the opening run but overtook defending overall champion Petra Vlhova for her second straight GS victory.

The Swedish skier let out a scream after crossing the line 0.15 seconds ahead of Vlhova on a clear and cold day at Kronplatz mountain in the Dolomites.

Tessa Worley was third. Shiffrin was 0.81 slower than Hector and slipped to third in the giant slalom standings.

Shiffrin also lost ground in the overall standings. The American’s lead over Vlhova was cut to only 17 points.


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