Marlies Schild wins opening slalom
ASPEN, Colo. -- Once Marlies Schild cleared the first gate on this tricky course, the Austrian skier was well on her way to a win.
Schild captured the season-opening World Cup slalom Sunday, easily beating Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden with a blistering final run.
Along with it, Schild gained a measure of redemption after she missed the opening gate on the Aspen course last season and didn't finish. It was a rather rookie mistake that left Schild upset, embarrassed and highly motivated.
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