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12 January 2022, 10:32

Belarus' Maria Shkanova notches career best at Audi FIS Ski World Cup

Maria Shkanova. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Skiing Union
Maria Shkanova. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Skiing Union

MINSK, 12 January (BelTA) – Belarusian Alpine skier Maria Shkanova has recorded her career best World Cup result by finishing in Top 20, BelTA has learned.

In the Audi FIS Ski World Cup first run in Schladming, Austria on 11 January Maria Shkanova clocked 47.08 seconds to finish 27th. This let the Belarusian athlete make it into Top 30 for the second time in her sport career. In the second run the Belarusian finished 19th in 48.23 seconds and placed 20th in the final standings with the total time of 1:35.31. Last time Maria Shkanova scored points in the overall standing was five years ago in the same discipline, Slalom, in Zagreb in January 2017.

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won the event, finishing 2.65 seconds ahead of Maria Shkanova. The U.S. athlete took her 73rd World Cup victory and her 47th victory in the discipline, which is a new all-time record. Petra Vlhova of Slovakia finished second in the event, with Lena Duerr of Germany placing third.

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