American Shiffrin at length on slalom in world cup skiing


American Shiffrin at length on slalom in world cup skiing

The American ski professionals Mikaela Shiffrin has Saturday with force majeure and the world title in the slalom caught in the Swiss Sankt Moritz. She was by far the fastest in both runs.

For the 21-year-old American her first title at the tournament and her third in total. Previously, she was also in the 2013 and 2015 world champion on the slalom. In addition, she won in 2014 and the olympic title on the part.

Shiffrin had after two runs ahead of 1,64 second, on the Swiss Wendy Holdener, which is the silver handle. The Swedish Frida Hansdotter was at 1.75 second down good for bronze.

The lead of Shiffrin on the number two was the largest since 1970. That year won the French Ingrid Lafforgue, the slalom with a margin of 1,71 second.

Shiffrin picked up her second medal at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS. Earlier, seized the American silver in the giant slalom. Gold was there when in front of the Frenchwoman Tessa Worley.

The men will compete Sunday for the world championship in the slalom.

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