Mikaela Shiffrin wins third straight World Cup title


Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has dominated the slalom over the past the years.

Mikaela Shiffrin, gold medalist and American Olympic hero at the 2014 Sochi games, is at it again.

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Shiffrin secured her third straight World Cup slalom season title with a victory Saturday in the finals in Meribel, France, according to NBC OlympicTalk.

With the victory, Shiffrin becomes the first skier in 20 years to win three straight season slalom titles. Shiffrin only needed to finish in 15th Saturday to add another crystal globe to her already extensive trophy case, but used a strong second run to win the event for good measure.

Shiffrin has absolutely dominated the slalom over the past three years. She has gone a perfect six-for-six in Olympic, World Cup and World Championship finals during the time frame.

“I hope I’m always considered a rising star. This is a really special time for me to be always climbing and progressing, getting better. … I don’t necessarily ever want to be considered the star. I like the rising star.”

The 20-year-old became one of the best American stories of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, surviving a near fall in her second run to win the gold medal in the slalom. At such a young age, plenty more medals figure to be in Shiffrin’s future.

With no real competition in the slalom, Shiffrin’s dominance in the event figures to continue. Shiffrin could also finish as high as second in the giant slalom standings with a strong run on Sunday.

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