Petra Vlhova won the parallel giant in Lech/Zuers, in Austria. Petra thus strengthens her first place in the World Cup, after the victories in the two slaloms in Levi and the third place in Soelden. In the final she beat the American Paula Moltzan, at the first podium in her career.
Third ended the Swiss Lara Gut beating Sara Hector, the only Swede at the start after the case of the exclusion of the entire team in Levi due to the positivity of head coach Christian Thoma at Covid. Marta Bassino finished fifth, overtaking the Norwegian Stjernesund, Federica Brignone seventh after beating the Austrian Moerzinger in the last match.
In the last run of the final, her opponent fell just a few goals from the end. In the semifinal the Slovakian had beaten Sara Hector by a single cent, with the Swede who had already raised her arms to the sky, while in the quarterfinals she had overtaken Federica Brignone.
In the first run the Aosta Valley had a bad start because she had crashed into the bar to anticipate but then had recovered finishing 2/100 ahead; in the second it seemed to have the advantage, but in the final the Vlhova, on the blue track incredibly recovered and passed the round for 4/100.
Mikaela Shiffrin didn't compete in the parallel of Lech/Zuers, as she did last year in Sankt Moritz in the first seasonal specialty event; in this case, however, the situation is a bit different since the Colorado champion has practically not trained outside the slalom and needs to prepare for the subsequent stages of CdM, super-g of Sankt Moritz on 5-6 December 2020.
The parallel was not simply taken into consideration, also because it should have taken place before Levi's slalom and there was no time to be able to prepare it as all the rivals did. Of course, Petra Vlhova in particular will have the opportunity to stretch, but for her great rival, at this moment, it is much more important to be able to return close to her level.
Lindsey Vonn victim of body shaming
As we told you, Lindsey Vonn victim of body shaming for photos from behind while walking on the beach, then one in a boat in a bikini, and one in profile still in a bathing suit. Through social media she said: "I've been posting some costume photos lately, which is scarier than it looks.
Even as an athlete there are ruthless comments and media stories that destroy my body and I admit that sometimes it hurts me. I am a normal person and sometimes I squirm, my stomach bends, cellulite manifests itself on the butt or I don't fill the upper part well of the costume.
But I always remember how my body helped me achieve amazing things in my life and I am proud of how strong I am. I'm not a size zero and that's fine for me. One thing I can swear to all of you is that I have never used Photoshop for my photos and I am proud to have never undergone any plastic surgery of any kind.
No botox, no fillers, no mini surgeries. Literally nothing. I'm 100% natural and 100% Lindsey. To those who feel down about their appearance, be strong, stay healthy and love yourself, whatever the haters say. Let's continue the positive culture of the body!" The ski champion was targeted after posting a series of costume shots on social media.
Her physique is beautiful and statuesque even with some imperfections, and the series of hateful comments, to which the sportswoman responded with the long post in which she talks about the relationship with her body and invites women to love themselves, are very embarassing.