Slovenia's Meta Hrovat third in World Cup giant slalom race
Kranjska Gora, 17 January - Slovenian Meta Hrovat bagged third place in the second Women's World Cup giant slalom race of the 57th Golden Fox meet in Kranjska Gora on Sunday. Italy's Marta Bassino posted the fastest time again, claiming a double giant slalom victory.
Second place went to Switzerland's Michelle Gisin.
Hrovat has thus secured another World Cup podium. The 22-year-old finished third at last year's Golden Fox meet as well.
The final run saw four Slovenians after Tina Robnik and Ilka Štuhec decided to drop out of the race due to a minor knee injury and plans to focus on downhill events, respectively.
Andreja Slokar finished 19th, Neja Dvornik 21st and Ana Bucik ranked 28th, all of them securing points.
This is the ninth time that the Golden Fox competition is being held in Kranjska Gora rather than its home town of Maribor, and the fifth time in the last ten years. For the first time in its history, the competition is being held without spectators.