Shiffrin Conquers World Title for Slalom for the Fourth Time in a Row
Mikaela Shiffrin has successfully defended her world title in the slalom at the World Championships in the Swedish town of Are. The American captured the gold on this part for the fourth time in a row on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Shiffrin stayed ahead of the game on the Swedish track. Anna Swen Larsson was second for her audience at 0.58 seconds.
Petra Vlhova completed the podium from Slovakia.
After the first moto, Shiffrin was third, but with an impressive second run, she grabbed the gold. The Swiss Wendy Holdener led after the first round, but she missed a gate in the second round.
The Dutch Adriana Jelinkova had to content herself with the nineteenth place. The Czech born gave more than five seconds to the winning time. Shiffrin is the first alpine skier (both men and women) who has conquered four world titles in a row on one level. She comes in line with the German Christl Cranz, who also became four times world champion in the slalom in the thirties.