Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom title

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American ski queen Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her second successive overall women's World Cup title after finishing third in the giant slalom in Ofterschwang on Friday.

Mikaela Shiffrin says her body is making her feel older than her age, but it appears to be in peak form when she races.

The slalom specialist has won the World Cup title every season since 2012-2013 apart from 2016 when she was hampered by a knee injury. Given her dominance in slalom throughout her career, Shiffrin was expected to defend her 2014 Olympic gold medal in the event but finished fourth. Looking for breaking news, videos, Olympic and Paralympic team bios all at your fingertips?


On Friday, Shiffrin secured her second straight overall title. Holdener finished second in slalom, followed by Sweden's Frida Hansdotter.

Feuz now leads Svindal by 60 points with one race remaining, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Final in Åre in Sweden.

Shiffrin has won 11 races this season and has become the first skier with 42 World Cup wins in total before turning 23. The Swiss skier finished 14th.


Shiffrin is now tied for fifth on the women's career World Cup wins list with Swede Anja Pärson. "My biggest challenge this year has not been the Olympics, or the (World Cup) overall or any of that, but getting motivated for these last races".

Her 11th win of the season ties her mark from past year and is the third most ever on the women's circuit behind Vail's Lindsey Vonn, who won 12 races during the 2011-12 season and retired great Vreni Schneider of Switzerland who won a record 14 races during the 1988-89 season. "The best thing for me now is to have the crystal globe already locked in".


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