Skiing: Mielzynski pulls off slalom shock

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The Independent Online

Former water-skier Erin Mielzynski caused a surprise yesterday, winning a World Cup slalom in Ofterschwang in a combined time of one minute 53.59 seconds. The 21-year-old Canadian had a previous best finish of 13th at this level. "I just skied on race day like I do in training," she said.

World champion Marlies Schild of Austria was third, enough to seal her fourth slalom World Cup title.