American Mikaela Shiffrin records historic first World Cup victory with Slalom win in Sweden

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin made a little history when she won a World Cup Slalom on Thursday (Dec. 20) in Are, Sweden.

The 17-year-old from the Eagle-Vail area of Colorado became the youngest American to win a World Cup slalom since Kiki Cutter in 1968. And Shiffrin did it in the face of serious pressure, nipping overall leader Tina Maze and leaving Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, who led after the first round, in third. Read more and check out this Q&A she conducted via teleconference after the victory.

Maze, wh0 won earlier this week in a Giant Slalom at Are, added more points toward the overall leads ahead of second-place Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Lindsey Vonn, currently taking a break from the tour to rebuild her strength, lost ground as well.

Here’s where to find the latest standings.

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