Lindsey Vonn slices to eighth in the Flachau night slalom for her first slalom points of the season (Getty Images/AFP/Samuel Kubani)
FLACHAU, Austria (Dec. 20) - Austrian Marlies Schild took the wire-to-wire win for the 30th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom win of her career Tuesday as World Cup overall leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished eighth. Vonn will carry a 554-324 point lead in the overall standings over Schild into the Christmas break. Women's World Cup action returns Dec. 28-29 with a giant slalom and slalom in Lienz, Austria.
Austrian Marlies Schild earned the 30th World Cup slalom victory of her career
Lindsey Vonn finished eigth and will carry a 230 point lead in the World Cup overall standings into the Christmas break
Vonn will make a guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, Dec. 22 on CBS
The Flachau night race was a reschedule of the canceled Nov. slalom originally set for Levi, Finland
Sarah Schleper and Resi Stiegler did not qualify for a second run
Mikaela Shiffrin and Hailey Duke did not finish the first run
Women's World Cup action returns Dec. 28-29 with a giant slalom and slalom in Lienz, Austria
QUOTES Lindsey Vonn I didn't ski as aggressive as I wanted to on the first run, but it was a solid run without any big mistakes. I was happy to be in there for a second run.
Slalom is easier now, I feel really comfortable. I felt like I was skiing really well in the first run from Courchevel before I went out. I know I can be there, it's just a matter of skiing more aggressively.
TV Universal Sports will re-broadcast the race at 4 p.m. ET on their 24-hour TV network