Gagnon seventh at slalom

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:50 PM ET

Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac Etchemin, Que., was the top Canadian Friday at a women's World Cup slalom in Zwiesel, Germany, placing seventh.

Erin Mielzynski of Brampton was 11th while Anna Goodman of Montreal did not finish.

The race winner was Marlies Schild of Austria, who captured her fifth slalom of the season.

American Lindsay Vonn opted not to start the race after crashing in training earlier in the week. The withdrawal did not affect her attempt to catch overall leader Maria Riesch for the crystal globe as the German leader failed to complete the first leg.

Slovakia's Veronika Zuzulova was second, while Finn Tanja Poutiainen was third.


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