February 8, 1989 |
This was supposed to have been another showdown between Tamara McKinney of the home team and Vreni Schneider of the Swiss visitors. One of them surely would win the women's slalom in the World Alpine Ski Championships. It was an easy race to figure. No Svet. Schneider had won all five World Cup slaloms this winter and finished second in the combined last week--to none other than McKinney.
February 5, 1990 |
Mateja Svet of Yugoslavia skied the two fastest heats today and won her second World Cup giant slalom of the season. Svet outclassed her opponents with an aggregate time of 1:54.31 minutes, leaving Austria's Anita Wachter 0.84 seconds behind in second place on an icy run in bright sunshine. But Wachter, the season's most consistent skier, virtually clinched the giant slalom title, picking up 20 points for a 120 total with two events to go.