Pietilae-Holmner wins slalom to end 4-year drought

Pietilae-Holmner wins slalom to end 4-year drought
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By By JEROME PUGMIRE
AP Sports Wri

ARE, Sweden — Having waited nearly four years for a World Cup win, Maria Pietilae-Holmner was lost for words when it finally came. The Swede beat overall leader Tina Maze by just .06 seconds to clinch victory in Saturday’s slalom, with home fans given extra reason to cheer as Frida Hansdotter finished third on her 29th birthday. Talking to the media proved more difficult for Pietilae-Holmner than taming the rock-hard Olympia course in freezing conditions that dropped to minus 17 degrees Celsius (1 degree Fahrenheit) in the morning’s first run. “I’m getting emotional again,” Pietilae-Holmner said as she tried to …

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