Elfi Eder of Austria packaged two solid runs to win a women’s World Cup slalom for her first career victory in six seasons on the circuit.
Eder, whose best previous finish was fourth in 1994, negotiated a steep, icy course in 39.11 seconds for the first run - .16 seconds faster than Edda Mutter of Germany.
Mutter missed a gate in the second run, and Eder had the fifth-fastest time in the second heat for an aggregate time of 1 minute, 22.49 seconds. Norway’s Marianne Kjoerstad came from eighth place in the first run to wind up second, .71 seconds back, despite doing a face-plant across the finish line.
Gabriela Zingre-Graf of Switzerland was third at 1:23.29, followed by teammates Martina Accola at 1:23.31 and Karin Roten at 1:23.55.
The only American to qualify for the seond run was Kristina Koznick, 19, of Burnsville, Minn. She was 20th in the first run but rallied to finish 11th at 1:24.80. Koznick had arthroscopic knee surgery last month. xxxx