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Mikaela Shiffrin secures 2nd straight World Cup skiing title

Mikaela Shiffrin secures 2nd straight World Cup skiing title

Mikaela Shiffrin rebounded from missing the Olympic slalom podium to clinch her fifth World Cup slalom season title with her 42nd career World Cup victory, most for any racer before turning 23 years old.

Mikaela Shiffrin of US competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on March 10, 2018 in Ofterschwang, Germany.

Shiffrin also leads the slalom standings with two races left and can wrap that up with victory on Saturday. Looking for breaking news, videos, Olympic and Paralympic team bios all at your fingertips?

BC-SKI-WCup-Women's GS, 1st Ld-Writethru, 88 Shiffrin wins overall World Cup title as rival faltersAP Photo FP111, FP127Eds: APNewsNow. Holdener finished second in slalom, followed by Sweden's Frida Hansdotter.

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Her overall success overshadowed Mowinckel's win, her first on the World Cup circuit after silvers in the downhill and giant in Pyeongchang.

Vonn, who did not compete in the Ofterschwang tech events, is trying to pad her overall women's record of 81 career World Cup wins as she's chases the all-time mark of 86 held by Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark. Lindsey Vonn won the sport's most coveted prize four times. Holdener failed to win or finish in second place, which was the only mathematical chance Shiffrin could be knocked out of contention. The win was her 11th this season, her sixth in eight slaloms. "I wanted to fight my best and see what happened". "My biggest challenge this year has not been the Olympics, or the (World Cup) overall or any of that, but getting motivated for these last races".

"For me the important thing is the balance between risk and being smart".