Alpine Ski World Cup: Marlies Schild wins Lienz slalom to set new record

Last Updated: 29/12/13 3:43pm

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Marlies Schild: Has won more World Cup slaloms than any one else

Marlies Schild: Has won more World Cup slaloms than any one else

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Austria's Marlies Schild claimed a record breaking 35th World Cup slalom victory with success on home snow in Lienz on Sunday.

The former world champion finished ahead of Mikaela Schiffrin and Maria Hoefl-Riesch to go above Vreni Schneider in the all-time slalom victory standings.

Schild was sixth after the opening leg but a superb second run saw her post an overall time of 1 minute 55.63 seconds, finishing 0.41s ahead of Shiffrin.

"It's hard to believe but now for sure the record is mine," Schild said.

"I must admit I felt relieved after (equalling the record in) Courchevel. I needed to break the jinx. It was making me nervous in the end. Everybody was talking about the record.

"I even noticed in training that there was a before and after Courchevel. I'm much more relaxed now."

Schild, who tore knee ligaments in December 2012, returned to winning ways in Courchevel earlier this month after a drought of nearly two years.

Olympic gold is the only honour that the 32-year-old still has not won but she can put that right in Sochi next year.

She added: "There is still one month to go before the Olympics, and even though it is an important stage in the season, it's useless thinking about it now."

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