The last event at Beaver Creek worlds for the women - a slalom race Saturday
2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN'S SLALOM MEDALISTS
Gold, Mikaela Shiffrin, United States. Silver, Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria. Bronze, Frida Hansdotter, Sweden.
Shiffrin: The teenager - at least for a few more weeks - is the defending champ and won the event at the 2014 Sochi Games. Now that Lindsey Vonn is finished for these worlds, Shiffrin slips into the role of hometown favorite. She's from Eagle-Vail.
Kathrin Zettel, Austria: Won bronze at the Sochi Games and silver at worlds in 2011.
Hansdotter: She leads the slalom standings on the World Cup circuit. Won a World Cup slalom race on Jan. 13 in Austria.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT
Tina Maze, Slovenia: She does have three medals - two golds, one silver - so far at these worlds. She captured a World Cup slalom race at Levi, Finland, in November.
''I'm still happy with these world championships. I'm honored to be racing in front of my home crowd and I'm leaving here with a very special feeling. Even though I didn't get as many medals as everyone expected me to, I still am happy with my performance.'' Lindsey Vonn after wrapping up her worlds by finishing 14th in the giant slalom Thursday. She left with one medal, a bronze in the super-G.
FACTS & FIGURES
Shiffrin looking to become third woman to capture the slalom title in two straight world championships. ... Last skier to win slalom on home snow at worlds was Italy's Deborah Compagnoni at Sestriere in 1997. ... Shiffrin has won two World Cup slalom races this season. ... She was eighth in the giant slalom. ... Hansdotter can join Anja Paerson (2001) and Pernilla Wiberg (1996) as the only Swedish women to win the slalom at worlds. ... Kirchgasser finished third in the Alpine combined at Beaver Creek worlds.