Vlhova beats Shiffrin in Oslo as Holdener takes third

Petra Vlhova is fast becoming the racer who is challenging Mikaela Shiffrin as she beat the top seed in both of the Women's final to stop the run of wins for the American with the Slovakian being runner up in the last five slaloms. Wendy Holdener finished third after beating Anna Swenn Larsson in both races of the small final.

The early rounds saw Erin Mielzynski beat the higher ranked Katherine Truppe and then Bernadette Schild, seeded five went out to Christine Geiger. In the lower section of the draw, Irene Curtoni sprung a shock in beating another of the promising young Austrians Katherina Liensberger as the only shock of the seeding system. There were wins for Frida Hansdotter, Anna Swenn Larsson and Petra Vlhova.

The quarter finals saw all the higher seeds go through in three of the four races with Shiffrin beating Mielzynski, Holdener beating Geiger, Vlhova beating Curtonni. The big shock coming in the third race as Hansdotter lost out to her teammate Swenn Larsson.

With the top two seeds marching on to the final, Shiffrin against Vlhova was a race off between the top two Slalom racers of the season. While Holdener dispatched of Swenn Larsson, Vlhova comfortably beat the all conquering Shiffrin in both races.

Vlhova has narrowed the deficit in the race for the Slalom Globe down to 80 points with Holdener a distant third.

Next up is the Zagreb Slalom for both Men and Women.

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