Shiffrin wins to clinch fifth World Cup Slalom title

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Mikaela Shiffrin retained her World Cup Slalom title in style on Saturday.

The American edged out Wendy Holdener for victory in Ofterschwang, Germany.

That secured Shiffrin her fifth Slalom crown in six years, 24 hours after successfully defending her World Cup overall title.

Super Shiffrin

In her first Slalom since finishing fourth at PyeongChang, Shiffrin went quickest on the first run.

The 22-year-old clocked 54.25, three-tenths of a second faster than Austria’s Katharina Gallhuber.

Wendy Holdener was fifth at halfway but put together an electric second run.

The Swiss still led with only PyeongChang Giant Slalom gold medallist Shiffrin to go.

Despite an advantage of 0.46 seconds, Shiffrin had to push to stay in front.

She did so by just nine-hundredths to claim her 42nd career World Cup victory.

The women now head to Are in Sweden for the conclusion of the season.

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Author: Stephen Hannon
Stephen Hannon is the Head of News at Olympic Channel, the digital platform launched by the IOC.