March 9, 2019 / 3:57 PM / a month ago

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin triumphs to seal record 15 World Cup wins in a season

(Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin became the first Alpine skier to win 15 races in a single campaign after she won the women’s World Cup slalom in Spinlderuv Mlyn on Saturday.

The previous record of 14 was held by Swiss skier Vreni Schneider who set the mark in 1988-89.

Shiffrin, who had already sealed her third straight overall title last week, could extend the record with the 23-year-old expected to take part in three events at the World Cup Finals in Andorra this month.

In the men’s category, Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen won the World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, beating compatriot Rasmus Windingstad by 0.24 seconds while Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt finished third, 0.56 seconds behind.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who leads the overall rankings, finished sixth, 0.92 seconds behind Kristoffersen.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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