Mikaela Shiffrin rebounds from Olympics, wins World Cup slalom title

Mikaela Shiffrin retains overall title

Mikaela Shiffrin followed up her overall FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup win by retaining the slalom title on Saturday, going some way to atone for her Olympic disappointment in the discipline.

Shiffrin, with 41 World Cup wins to her name - 10 of them this season - is already assured the slalom title while in the giant slalom standings she is lying 81 points adrift of Rebensburg and 32 behind Tessa Worley ahead of next week's World Cup finals in Are, Sweden. She holds a 175-point lead over Petra Vlhova of Slovakia with two races left in the season.

The Austrians were upset by Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, who finished second with an overall time of 1:49.19 - 0.09 seconds behind Shiffrin - and third place Frida Hansdotter of Sweden with 1:49.82. She is the first skier to win 42 world cup races before turning 23, which she will do on Tuesday.

But the 22-year-old shook it off and on Friday secured her second straight overall World Cup title with five events to spare.

"It was a pretty tight race, so it was not easy to go into the second run and think, 'Oh, yeah, I'm fine, ' and to just ski", Shiffrin said. Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel won the event by 0.74 of a second, her first career victory.

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Also, getting her 11th win of the season was a personal best, though Schneider (14 in 1988-89) and American teammate Lindsey Vonn (12 in 2011-12) won more races in a single season.

"It's still my goal to finish the season as strong as I can", Shiffrin said, adding she would "try to have some fire" for the final races of the season.

"For sure I have a big lead", Shiffrin said.

Thomas Dressen of Germany won the men's downhill race today in the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell.

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