“Nervous” Mikaela Shiffrin completes big slalom double pack for 79th World Cup victory

Mikaela Shiffrin overcame her nerves to finish an impressive doubles as she gained her second straight big slalom in Semmering, Austria, on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old American, who leads the general standings, now has 79 World Cup victories below her belt, simply three fewer than the ladies’s document of 82 set by compatriot Lindsey Vonn. She can also be on monitor to interrupt the general document of 86 World Cup wins set by Swedish celebrity Ingemar Stenmark.

Regardless of a number of errors, Shiffrin edged out Switzerland’s Lara Intestine-Behrami, who led the primary warmth, by 0.10 seconds. Italy’s Marta Bassino completed third, 0.47 seconds behind the winner, taking her sixth consecutive podium in big slalom.

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