Austrian skiier Hirscher wins Snow Queen for third time

- Marcel Hirscher races to victory in men's Alpine Ski World Cup slalom in Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia (AA) - Austrian skiier Marcel Hirscher has won the men’s Snow Queen Trophy after beating competitors in the slalom race of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Croatia for the third time in his career.

The 25-year-old Austrian who specializes in slalom and giant slalom, finished the icy run on Tuesday on the Medvednica mountaintop in Sljeme, near the Croatian capital of Zagreb, in 57.26 seconds in the first round and 58.70 seconds in the second round, winning the title of the Snow Queen with a total time of 1:55.96 minutes.

Hirscher was followed by Felix Neureuther from Germany who made the run in 58.13 seconds in the first round and  58.64 in the second, according to the final results announced on the Vic Snow Queen Trophy website.

Hirscher's award of the Snow Queen Trophy was his third in a row.

American Mikaela Shiffrin, 19, won the women's Snow Queen Trophy in Sljeme on Jan. 4 for the second time.

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup top 10:

1. HIRSCHER Marcel (AUT) 1:55.96

2. NEUREUTHER Felix (GER) +0.81

3. SOLEVAAG Sebastian Foss (NOR) +1.04

4. HARGIN Mattias (SWE) +1.39

5. HOROSHILOV Alexander (RUS) +1.46

6. BAECK Axel (SWE) +1.59

7. GROSS Stefano (ITA) +1.67

8. DOPFER Fritz (GER) +1.68

9. GRANGE Jean-Baptiste (FRA) +2.01

10. YULE Daniel (SUI) +2.24

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