Zettel edges teammate Schild to win slalom race

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Associated Press

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Kathrin Zettel of Austria held off teammate and training partner Marlies Schild with a blazing final run to win a World Cup slalom Sunday.

Zettel finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 42.46 seconds to edge Schild by 0.67 seconds. Tina Maze of Slovenia was third in a race Lindsey Vonn skipped as she recovers from an intestinal illness.

Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. was in the lead for a few skiers before winding up seventh. Shiffrin was third at the last slalom event in Levi, Finland, a competition won by Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany.

Hoefl-Riesch was questionable for this race after bruising her left arm when she crashed Saturday. She recovered enough to not only race Sunday, but race well, taking fourth.

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