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Mikaela Shiffrin wins 5th slalom globe in 6 seasons

Mikaela Shiffrin wins 5th slalom globe in 6 seasons

Shiffrin had to settle for fourth in her favoured slalom in South Korea.

Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel took victory, 0.74 seconds ahead of Shiffrin, with Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg in second.

The competition is the final world cup stop prior to next week's World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden.

Shiffrin won the Olympic gold medal in the giant slalom, and it was in Friday's giant slalom that she clinched the overall World Cup title by finishing third.

"My biggest challenge this year has not been the Olympics or the (World Cup) overall or any of that, but getting motivated for these last races", Shiffrin said.

Shiffrin locks up overall title

Mikaela Shiffrin of United States of America takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on March 9, 2018 in Ofterschwang, Germany.

She joins Lindsey Vonn as the only American women to win multiple World Cup titles. Vonn holds the American record with four season titles, which tally all the points in all the disciplines throughout the entire World Cup season.

Even before her final run in Friday's giant slalom event, the 22-year-old American ski star was already guaranteed of winning the title. Only Swiss Vreni Schneider won more World Cup slalom season titles (six) than Shiffrin's five. Her last race was at age 26.

Holdener finished 14th today, however, to leave Shiffrin with an insurmountable 603 point lead. Shiffrin is third, 101 points back.

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