Mikaela is Shiffrin has become the first American to win two World Cup Races before the age of 18! The young skier won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom event in Zagreb, Croatia to take the title of Snow Queen. Fellow American Resi Stiegler followed in ninth place to earn her first top 10 finish since returning from injury.
Shiffrin managed to finish each
run with the fastest time, posting a historic 1.19-second margin of victory over her closest opponent. This slalom victory, combined with Slovenia Tina Maze failing to finish allowed the Shiffrin to regain her leading position in the World Cup overall points race for the discipline. At this time, Shiffrin sits in sixth place in the overall standings, and is actually ahead of veteran teammates Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso.
Shiffrin spoke about her goals for the season, saying, “It's definitely one of my goals to win the slalom title and then the GS title, and sometime the overall. Right now, I am taking it day by day and race by race.”
In addition to the World Cup points acquired in today's win, the Croatian tour stop bestowed a prize purse of $55k to the winner of the competition, and title of Snow Queen.
The race will be rebroadcast at 8pm EST.