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ZRINKA LJUTIĆ ACHIEVED A CAREER RESULT IN GIANT SLALOM

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In the giant slalom, Ljutić has never been in the top 10 skiers, and the last race of the legendary Janica Kostelić in the World Cup until Sunday was the last Croatian female top 10 result in the giant slalom

More than 17 and a half years have passed since Janica Kostelić‘s victory in Swedish Åre to Zrinka Ljutić‘s 7th place in Canadian Tremblant. For a very long time, Croatia has been waiting for a skier who can reach the highest places in the World Cup. This includes both giant slalom and slalom. This season’s results of Zrinka Ljutić can be a confirmation that finally something is being done in Croatian skiing.

Zagreb’s Zrinka Ljutić opened the giant slalom season in Sölden, where she finished 14th, then in Killington, she was 13th, and in Canada, she first finished 14th, and a few days later she finished 7th. She solved the places where even the best skiers had problems without any problem, and in the second run, like the other skiers, she had the worst possible conditions for completing the race.

In the first race, Ljutić finished in 5th place, and in the second race she finished in 7th place. The way she drove the last giant slalom run, we can freely expect that she will have more good results in the rest of the skiing season.

Ljutić is only 19 years old, but she has already started to produce results. We can only hope that she will avoid injuries, at least the more serious ones. Obviously, Zrinka Ljutić is capable of achieving results, and it is up to her to continue to work hard and train in order to be as good as possible.

Italian skier Federica Brignone won her second giant slalom. She took both victories within a few days of each other, and the race took place in Tremblant, Canada. Croatian skier Zrinksa Ljutić, who is only 19, won seventh place. It’s her best result in this discipline in her career so far.

Brignone was sixth after the first drive. But with a superb performance in the second run, even in wind, fog and snow, she jumped to first place. Petra Vlhova and Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t do anything for her either. The Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami finished in second place, and Shiffrin finished in third place.

The race was briefly stopped due to strong winds midway through the second run. But when the wind calmed down, the fog reduced visibility, and the snow that started to fall made the race difficult even for the best skiers.

Gut-Behrami is the leader in the giant slalom, Brignone is second, and Shifrin is third. Zrinka Ljutić is on the tenth place in this discipline. In the overall order of the World Cup, Shiffrin leads, Vlhova is in second place, and Gut-Behrami is third. Zrinka Ljutić is in the seventh place, and Leona Popović is in the 15th place in the overall ranking.

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