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Teenage sensation Shiffrin wins final slalom of season


Teenage sensation Shiffrin wins final slalom of season


World and Olympic gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin capped off an exceptional season by winning the final slalom of the winter in Lenzerheide.

Shiffrin already clinched her second straight World Cup discipline title one week ago when winning a race at Are, Sweden but she ended the season in style with her fifth slalom victory of the campaign.

Two days after turning 19, the American dominated the race to win in a two-run time of two minutes and 4.54 seconds.

She becomes the youngest female skier to win the slalom globe two years on the trot and the only non-European to do so.

Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter was second on the day for her fourth podium finish of the season.

The 28-year-old missed out on her second win this winter by a whopping 1.44 seconds.

Marlies Schild of Austria was sixth after the first run but produced a solid second leg to jump up into third place meaning the day’s podium is an exact copy of the final world cup slalom standings.

The final race of the season for the ladies is a giant slalom on Sunday.

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