Mikaela Shiffrin won her first career city event Tuesday night in Stockholm, it was her fourth World Cup season slalom title, defeating her top slalom rival, Slovakian Veronika Velez Zuzulova, by .44 of a second in the head-to-head final. “I think it’s really good for the sport (for the fans) to be able to see that live head-to-head action, the battles, and I’m happy to come away with.” Shiffrin said after her victory.
With the win, Shiffrin added another 100 points to her overall World Cup lead over Swiss Lara Gut. Shiffrin leads Gut by 180 points in the chase for the overall title. If she holds on to the lead, Shiffrin could become the third U.S. Woman to win a World Cup overall title, joining Tamara McKinney and Lindsey Vonn. This is a battle that could go all the way to the World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colo., in March.
Up next, the 2017 FIS World Ski Championships kick off in St. Moritz, Switzerland next week with women’s super G on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and men’s super G on Wednesday, Feb. 8.