Alpine snowboarding: American Shiffrin breaks Stenmark’s report for slalom wins

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Alpine Snowboarding – FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Girls’s Slalom – Levi Ski Resort in Kittila, Finland November 23, 2019. Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S., silver medalist Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener and bronze medalist Austria’s Katharina Truppe rejoice. Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva/by way of Information

(Information) – Defending slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her 41st World Cup title within the season opener in Levi, Finland on Saturday, surpassing Swedish nice Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time report tally.

American Shiffrin, who got here into the second run behind Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova, made a flying begin and got here by a tough center part to complete with a time of 58.79 seconds.

Vlhova crashed out early in her second, handing Shiffrin victory.

“I really feel a bit bit fortunate with this win, however I additionally really feel good with my snowboarding so I’m comfortable,” double Olympic champion Shiffrin stated.

Shiffrin eclipsed a 32-year-old mark set by Stenmark, who gained 40 slaloms between 1974 and 1987.

Swiss Wendy Holdener completed runner-up with the second-best time of the second run and an total time of 1:59:35.

Austrian Katharina Truppe got here third to say her first profession World Cup podium end.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, enhancing by Ed Osmond