After an outstanding first run, Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA stayed focused and raced to the seventh World Cup slalom victory in her young career in Flachau, Austria. She finished with a combined time of 1:45:83, ahead of two Swedish ladies, runner-up Frida Hansdotter finishing second with +0.83, and Maria Piatilae-Holmner in third, +1.14 seconds off the pace.
At 18 years of age, Mikaela Shiffrin became the second youngest woman to win seven World Cup slalom races and the youngest to do so in 34 years. Perrine Pelen of France and Janica Kostelic of Croatia are the only women to have won seven World Cup slalom races before turning 19.
Shiffrin was crowned Snow Space princess for the second time in a row. The Austrian resort is the first venue she has won twice at the World Cup level.
Frida Hansdotter finished in second place for the eighth time in her career. Already on the podium in Bormio, Maria Piatilae-Holmner has had an amazing season so far but a victory is still missing though.
The World Cup tour will move to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy for a downhill and a super-G races.