Shiffrin wins overall World Cup title, finishes second in super-G

Mikaela Shiffrin won the overall Skiing World Cup title for the fourth time on Thursday, fueled by sprints that made her long-awaited duel with Petra Vlhová a huge success.

Shiffrin finished second in the super-G in the World Cup final, a day after an upset victory in the downhill, to put more pressure on Vlhová for the overall title.

The Slovakian skier didn’t have to finish lower than seventh to prevent Shiffrin from extending her lead in the standings beyond 200 points with only her specialty slalom and giant slalom races remaining over the weekend.

The defending champion finished 17th, outside the top 15 points, to trail Shiffrin by 236 points.

Shiffrin won his fourth giant glass globe trophy after winning three consecutive overall titles between 2017 and 2019, and a month after fighting at the Beijing Olympics.

American skier Lindsey Vonn also won four overall titles in her career, behind only Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Pröll’s six titles in the 1970s.

In the super-G, Shiffrin finished 0.05 seconds behind winner Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway. Michelle Gisin of Switzerland was third, 0.13 behind.


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