Pärson records season best in Spain slalom

Pärson records season best in Spain slalom
Swedish skier Anja Pärson recorded her best performance of the season in claiming fifth place in the World Cup event in La Molina in Spain on Sunday.

Pärson has had a troubled start to the skiing season and had only a seventh place finish as her best performance to date in the slalom event.

The 27-year-old former world champion lay in third after the first run but a series of small mistakes in her second run led to her dropping down the rankings, 2.66 seconds behind the race winner, German skier Maria Riesch.

Riesch was followed by US skier Lindsey Vonn who claimed second place and Austrian Kathrin Zettel who claimed third 0.03 seconds ahead of Pärson.

Fellow Swedish skiers Therese Borssén and Frida Hansdotter came in 11th and 15th respectively.