The Slovenia Times

Golden Fox: "Little Disaster" for Tina Maze



Shiffrin's victory comes a week after she bagged gold in the slalom event of the Alpine Skiing Championships in Beaver Creek. She said after the race that was marred by rain that she liked skiing in the rain.

She finished in 1:39.12, while runner up Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia was 1.03s behind her and Czech Šarka Strachova was 1.05s slower in third place.

Velez Zuzulova and Srachova were much less happy with the rain, but said after the race that the track very well prepared and held up well.

Maze, who was sixth after the first run, said after the race "it did not go the way it was supposed to". She fell after running over a pole in the first half of the track. She however remains the skier with the lest DNFs in the Alpine Ski Cup.

"I did my best and I am sorry - for the fans and for myself because I realise I failed to get important points....This weekend was not a tragedy but it definitely was a warning and I hope to get my focus back in time for the next race."

"I need to press the reset button and get ready for the rest of the season. I have been down before and have gotten myself up," Maze said.

None of the other Slovenian skiers made it to the final run.

The two-day Golden Fox event was a disappointment for the Slovenian team, as none of the skiers managed to log world cup points. Despite sub par results, the Golden Fox weekend drew some 24,000 fans from all across the country and abroad.

The head of the organising committee, Srečko Vilar, told the STA that some 18,000 people came to watch on Saturday, when the sun was out.

The rain affected today's numbers, as some 8,000 were present during the first run and 5,000-6,000 spectators remained for the second run, according to Vilar.


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