Hoefl-Riesch wins WCup slalom; Shiffrin of US 3rd
LEVI, Finland -- Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany overcame a hip injury Saturday to win the season's first World Cup slalom, with 17-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin in third place.
In a race 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the northernmost venue on the circuit, Hoefl-Riesch skied an excellent second run to overtake Finland's Tanja Poutiainen, who finished second.
Defending overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn skipped the slalom to prepare for races in Aspen, ...
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