Mikaela Shiffrin wins her third World Cup slalom as Maria Hoefl-Riesch makes a second-run mistake

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin did it AGAIN, winning her third World Cup Slalom this season on Tuesday (Jan. 15) in a night race at Flachau, Austria.

SkiRacing.com points out the achievements of the 17-year-old from Colorado keep piling up. In addition to her three wins this season (an American record for her age), she has been on all 10 slalom podiums this season and leads the discipline. Even more compelling: her career wins to date equal the number by the likes of fellow Americans Bill Johnson and Hilary Lindh, among others.

Shiffrin skied well, but still looked like the second-place finisher until leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch made a second-run mistake and didn’t finish. Read more.

Overall points leader Tina Maze finished fifth while defending champ Lindsey Vonn skipped the race to focus on upcoming speed events. Here’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race, in which Shiffrin now stands fourth.

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