New best for up-and-coming Latvian slalom skier

Latvian skier Dženifera Ģērmane claimed 8th place in the slalom at the World Cup stage in Flachau, Austria on Tuesday, the 20-year-old athlete once again improving the best result in the history of independent Latvian alpine skiing in the top-level competition.

World Cup season leader Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA won the event with Slovakia's Petra Vlhova second and Swedish skier Sara Hector in third.

In the first race, Ģērmane started in a lowly 50th place, but was able to show excellent speed on the already damaged track and finished in 14th place, earning the right to a second run which saw further improvement and a first ever top-ten finish for a Latvian athlete in the event.

In the first weekend of January, Gērmane reached 12th place in slalom in Slovenia, securing at that time the highest position in the history of independent Latvia in alpine skiing in the World Cup competition. She is considered one of the most promising young skiers of the moment, as you can discover in this enjoyable profile of her.

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