Lindell-Vickarby wins giant slalom in Beaver Creek

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Lindell-Vickarby wins giant slalom in Beaver Creek

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Jessica Lindell-Vikarby celebrated her second career World Cup win on Sunday with victory in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

The 29-year-old Swede, whose first victory came in a super G in Cortina d’Ampezzo in 2009, was in top spot after the first run and then held on to clock a combined winning time of 2 minutes, 17.92 seconds.

American teenage sensation Mikaela Shiffrin was second for her first podium finish in the discipline.

The 18-year-old, who last year stunned the better known skiers to win the slalom World Cup title, was a slender 0.09 seconds off Lindell-Vikarby’s pace.

Also winner of the slalom in Levi last month Shiffrin is second in the overall standings 80 points behind Switzerland’s Lara Gut, who has won three of the five races so far this season.

Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather took third, two days after claiming the runners up spot in the downhill race at the same resort.

With a fifth place finish also under her belt from the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Sweden last month, Weirather is now fourth overall ahead of the next stop at Lake Louise.