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(E) Snow Queen Crown
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/5/2006 | Awards | Unrated
(E) Snow Queen Crown


Snow Queen Crown established inCroatia


ZAGREB, Croatia Jan. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- Austrian skier Marlies Schild won the "Snow Queen" World Cup slalom held on Mount Sljeme overlooking the Croatian capital of Zagreb on Thursday evening.

Schild finished the race with a time of 1:53.63, securing here second straight World Cup slalom success and 60,000 euros (some 72,000 U.S. dollars) of prize.

Schild was followed by her teammate, Kathrin Zettel, who had a time of 1:54.07.

Croatia's best woman skier, the triple Olympic champion Janica Kostelic won the third with 1:55.08 despite finishing the second run without a pole and a glove, which she lost before the first gate.

The Zagreb event, which was put in place last year, was renamed the Snow Queen Trophy this year after Kostelic's nickname of Snow Queen in her homeland. Enditem

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