SEMMERING, Austria | American Mikaela Shiffrin wins record 36th World Cup slalom

SEMMERING, Austria | American Mikaela Shiffrin wins record 36th World Cup slalom

SEMMERING, Austria — Mikaela Shiffrin became the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup by winning the last race of 2018 on Saturday.

The American built on a big first-run lead to beat Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 0.29 seconds and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland by 0.38 for her 36th slalom victory.

Shiffrin previously shared the record with Marlies Raich. Competing as Marlies Schild, the Austrian won 35 times before retiring in 2014.

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