Alpine snowboarding: Shiffrin wins slalom to tie for second on all-time World Cup checklist

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Nov 30, 2019; Killington, VT, USA; Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA reacts after the second run through the girls’s big slalom race within the Killington FIS Ladies’s Alpine Snowboarding World Cup at Killington Resort. Necessary Credit score: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports activities

(Information) – American Mikaela Shiffrin moved into joint second on the all-time checklist of girls’s World Cup victories when she dominated the slalom occasion in Killington, Vermont, on Sunday.

Shiffrin posted her fourth consecutive Killington slalom victory, triumphing by greater than two seconds for her 62nd profession victory, matching the full of Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell who retired from racing in 1980.

The 24-year-old Shiffrin nonetheless has an extended highway to surpass fellow American Lindsey Vonn’s document of 82 victories however the velocity with which she is piling up wins suggests it won’t take her lengthy.

Shiffrin’s 42nd slalom victory additionally elevated her document in her specialist occasion, placing her two wins forward of Swedish nice Ingemar Stenmark.

Throughout each sexes, Stenmark leads the general checklist with 86 victories — 46 in big slalom and 40 in slalom. Shiffrin is equal fourth.

On Sunday, treacherous, icy situations contributed to just about half the sector failing to complete.

Main by greater than a second after the primary run, Shiffrin safely negotiated her second run, beating Slovakian Petra Vlhova by 2.29 seconds. Swede Anna Swenn Larsson was third, 2.73 seconds again.

“That was an enormous battle. I used to be on the restrict each single flip,” Shiffrin stated after absorbing cheers from the massive crowd on one other chilly day in New England.

Reporting by Andrew Each in Cary, North Carolina; modifying by Clare Fallon