Mikaela Shiffrin shook her head after a final run that featured plenty of mistakes followed by some remarkable recoveries. She left the door open, she feared. Turns out, not so much. Not the way she’s racing.
The American standout clinched her fourth slalom title in five seasons before she took her first run and then capped an electric day with the win at a World Cup race in Squaw Valley, Calif., on a warm day.
“I’m not proud of my skiing, I think it was very scrappy and I’m proud of the fight,” Shiffrin said.
Trailing going into the final run, Shiffrin overcame some early slip-ups to turn in a combined time of 1:39.48.