Young Croatian Skier Zrinka Ljutić Achieves First Victory in Europa Cup Races!

Daniela Rogulj

Updated on: reports that this is the first ascent to the podium in the European Cup for the 17-year-old from Zagreb, and she immediately reached the highest place on the same track where she was eighth the day before.

On Tuesday, with the starting number 9, she had the fourth time of the first run, and she was half a second behind the leading Italian skier Lara Della Meo.

In the second run, the Croatian skier achieved the second-best time, which was ultimately enough for a convincing victory over German Lena Duerr, the winner of the slalom held on Monday.

The first and second from the first run, Italian Della Mea and Swede Wikstroem, failed to finish the second run.

Duerr is also the only skier who managed to fall behind Ljutić by less than one second, while the third-placed Swede Liv Ceder was 1.08 seconds behind.

Zrinka Ljutić is now fifth in the ranking of slalom skiers in the European Cup with 233 points, and she is 232 points behind the leading Slovenian Andreja Slokar. Ljutić is also fifth in the overall standings with 270 points, where Slokar is also leading with 465 points, which she won in the slalom.

“Zrinka Ljutić celebrated her 17th birthday with her first victory in the Europa Cup. With a fantastic second run, Zrinka climbed from 4th place to the highest slalom spot in Zell am See (AUT)!
It’s time to celebrate!” CroSki wrote on its Facebook

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