Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Second Straight Overall World Cup Title

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United States Olympic star Mikaela Shiffrin is adding to her trophy case.

On Friday, Shiffrin finished third in the giant slalom to secure her second straight overall World Cup title. Shiffrin has been the top-ranked woman in the world for the past two seasons

From Sports Illustrated:

Ranked fourth after the opening run, the Olympic GS champion from the United States improved a spot and trailed winner Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.74 seconds. It was the Norwegian’s first career win.

Even before her final run, Shiffrin was guaranteed the crystal globe as her only remaining rival, Wendy Holdener, failed to get the win or second place she needed to maintain her mathematical title chance.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the 22-year-old alpine skier won gold in the giant slalom and claimed silver in the combined event.

Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history, after winning gold in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. After winning a second gold in 2018, Shiffrin tied Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead Lawrence for the most-ever Olympic gold medals won by an American alpine skier.

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