Marlies Schild wears bib one to slalom gold at World Championships

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 19, 2011 7:16 am

2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships – Women’s Slalom
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – Friday, Feb. 19, 2011

Bib 1 proved to be # 1  for the third time this week at the Alpine World Championships in Garmisch Partenkirchen.  Tina Maze, Ted Ligety and now Marlies Schild of Austria is World Champ wearing the number.  Schild has won 5 of 7 World cup slaloms this season and beat her teammate Kathrin Zettel to win on the Gudiberg course.    Maria Pietilae-Holmer of Sweden got the bronze. 

Resi Stiegler posted the top American result in 18th with Megan McJames in 28th.

The Championships conclude Sunday with the men’s slalom.  Go Ted Go!

Gold: Marlies Schild, Austria, 1:45.79
Silver: Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 146.13
Bronze: Maria Pietilae-Holmer, Sweden, 1:46.44
18. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, WY, 1:49.47
28. Megan McJames, Park City, UT, 1:54.74

Did not finish second run:
Sarah Schleper, Vail, CO

Did not finish first run:
Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA

Resi Stiegler

“I hammered out of the gate, but at the bottom I was a little more hesitant because I just wanted to make sure I was clean onto the flats and into the finish. But there really wasn’t any problems at all and I could have gone a little straighter.”

“As hard as I am on myself I have to be really happy. My goal wasn’t to make World Championships, it was just to finish the season. My race before this in Zwiesel I was top 15 in the first run so I feel like those were accomplishments that I didn’t expect. I haven’t raced in three years and making it through the season is probably the most important thing for me. This is just a really good step for starting out next season.”

Sarah Schleper

“I went all for it, it was all or nothing.”

“I think the tech team is struggling a bit. It’s hard because we don’t train with a lot of teams so we don’t get at chance to gauge ourselves at the races. I asked Sasha [Rearick, men's Head Coach] if we could train with the men a little bit more next year. He said ‘you can train with me anytime.’