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American Shiffrin wins 7th straight slalom

Shiffrin sets personal best winning streak

January 05, 2019 - 11:25 am
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By ERIC WILLEMSEN ,  Associated Press

 

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin dominated the first women's World Cup slalom of 2019 on Saturday to match her personal best winning streak in the discipline with seven straight victories.

The American two-time overall champion built on a big first-run lead of more than a second to beat Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 1.25. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was 1.75 seconds behind in third.

It was Shiffrin's fourth triumph in the race on the outskirts of Croatian capital Zagreb, after winning it in 2013, 2015 and last year. She has won 12 of the last 13, and 28 of the last 34 World Cup slaloms she competed in.

At a night race in Austria on Tuesday, Shiffrin can match the all-time record of eight consecutive slalom wins, set by Vreni Schneider of Switzerland in 1989 and repeated by Janica Kostelic of Croatia in 2001.

 

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