Favourite Shiffrin misses out on medal as Hansdotter wins

From BBC - February 15, 2018

Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won the women's slalom as favourite Mikaela Shiffrin missed out on a second gold of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Defending slalom champion Shiffrin, who won the giant slalom on Thursday and was aiming for four golds in Pyeongchang, finished fourth.

Hansdotter, 32, took gold 0.05 seconds ahead of Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, while Katharina Gallhuber won bronze.

American Shiffrin, 22, said she was unwell after her first run.

"It was kind of sudden," she said. "It almost felt like a virus kind of puking, less about nerves.

"I am disappointed for sure. I did not really feel like myself today.

"It's hard to put the blame on any one thing. There are a lot of things that come together to make it. It's just one of those things."


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