It’s been a good week for the United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin. Last Saturday, Shiffrin took home the gold medal at the 2017 World Championship slalom race in St. Moritz, winning her third consecutive slalom World Championship. It’s an amazing feat, especially for a competitor who’s just 21 years of age, as the last time the three-peat was completed by a woman was 78 years ago.
Then on Sunday, Shiffrin won her first ever World Cup Combined race in Crans Montana, crushing the slalom run, making up time after her seventh-place super-G run in the morning.
She is now in position to walk away with her first World Cup overall title. At present, Shiffrin is 298 points in front of her nearest competitor.
The World Cup now moves to Jeongseon, South Korea, where the women will race and train at the 2018 Olympic venues. Afterwards both men and women head stateside to a final series of races in Squaw Valley and Aspen that will wrap up the season.
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