BRATISLAVA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- American slalom specialist Mikaela Shiffrin took gold in the Alpine Combined discipline of the FIS World Ski Championships in the Italian resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo on Monday, winning in 2:07.22.
Slovakia's Petra Vlhova finished second, trailing Shiffrin by just 0.03 seconds, with Michelle Gisin of Switzerland placing third in 2:08.11.
After winning three medals in the previous FIS Alpine World Ski Championship in Are, Vlhova's fourth individual World Championship medal came after she placed seventh in the morning Super G race to trail leader Federica Brignone by 0.4 seconds, but the Slovakian managed to improve in the afternoon slalom, her dominant discipline.
"I struggled a bit in the slalom race, it wasn't easy today. I would say I won silver instead of losing the battle for gold. Mikaela was perfect today, unbeatable," said Vlhova after the second race.
The 2021 World Ski Championships continues with the slalom, parallel giant slalom, and giant slalom events to come. Enditem