Mikaela Shiffrin ties Ingemar Stenmark’s record with win in women’s slalom

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KILLINGTON, Vt. — Mikaela Shiffrin marked the return of the women’s Environment Cup to North The us by environment however an additional file — and the two-time Olympic winner did it on home snow.

Shiffrin defeat Petra Vlhova — her major rival — for her 46th vocation get in slalom. That matched a 32-calendar year-old history for most Earth Cup wins in a single self-control, established by Swedish wonderful Ingemar Stenmark in giant slalom.

Though the 26-12 months-previous Shiffrin hails from Vail, Colorado, she can almost think about Killington a hometown race as she honed her expertise nearby at the Burke Mountain Academy as a teenager.

Shiffrin trailed Vlhova by .20 seconds just after the to start with run but in the end conquer the over-all world champion by .75 after the Slovakian made an mistake at the best of her 2nd operate.

Shiffrin lifted her arms over her head to soak in the cheers of the passionate dwelling group in advance of cupping her hand to her ear as she beamed broadly.

Then she turned to view her rival.

Vlhova also manufactured a error, and that price tag her even much more dearly than Shiffrin’s. The in general winner was nearly a second slower than Shiffrin on the second run to in the long run finish .75 guiding in second area.

Shiffrin, who had received all 4 earlier Planet Cup slalom races in Killington, was in tears. Very last year’s occasion was canceled for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wendy Holdener of Switzerland concluded 3rd, .83 behind Shiffrin.

Shiffrin moved 20 factors ahead of Vlhova at the top of the general Entire world Cup standings.

Shiffrin won the time-opening huge slalom in Solden, Austria, but completed next to Vlhova in both slalom races in Levi, Finland, very last 7 days.