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Alpine skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin wins record-breaking sixth women’s slalom at Levi

Alpine skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin wins record-breaking sixth women's slalom at Levi

Mikaela Shiffrin secured back-to-back slalom wins at Levi on Sunday (November 20) and took a record sixth victory at the Finnish resort.

After Saturday’s triumph, the two-time Olympic champion tied five times with the reigning Olympic champion in slalom Petr Vlhova.

The American had a slight advantage of 0.07 s over him Lena Durr after the first run, and again set the fastest time on the Levi Black course in the second run, winning in a combined time of 1:52.21.

Switzerland Wendy Holden he was 0.28 seconds behind second, moving up from fourth on his first run, with Vlhova dropping another four tenths to third for the second day in a row.

As on Saturday and at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Duerr had to settle for fourth place after again failing to repeat the heroic feat of the first heat.

Shiffrin took another step closer to becoming the most decorated World Cup athlete in history with her 76th win in alpine skiing’s most important annual series.

She is now six wins at your fingertips from the women’s record of 82 held by a compatriot Lindsay Vonn With Ingemar Stenmark at the top of table 86.

The 27-year-old then told the FIS: “I really didn’t expect today, even after the first run. I think everyone who is racing is so strong right now and there is actually a bit of luck.

“I’ve been working hard on my preparations. My coaches worked like crazy, the whole team. I train here with girls from the USA and from Paula (Moltzan) last week… she pushed me to the limit and that was good pre-race practice and I’m just really happy.”

Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup results – Levi:

  1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 1:52.21
  2. Wendy Holdener (SUI) 1:52.49
  3. Petra Vlhova (SVK) 1:52.89
  4. Lena Duerr (Germany) 1:53.18
  5. Sarah Hector (SWE) 1:53,63
  6. Leona Popovi? (Croatia) 1:53.83
  7. Zrinka Ljutic (Croatia) 1:54.00
  8. Katharina Liensberger (AUT) 1:54.06
  9. Laurence St-Germain (CAN) 1:54.22
  10. Thea Louise Stjernesund (NOR) 1:54.45

For full results see here.

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