Shiffrin ends droughtwith slalom victory
Mikaela Shiffrin won a night slalom to end a yearlong victory drought in her strongest discipline and earn her 100th World Cup podium in Flachau, Austria.
Shiffrin held on to her opening-run lead and beat Katharina Liensberger by 0.19 seconds following a near-flawless final run, denying the Austrian her first career win.
Liensberger is the only skier to finish in the top three of all five slaloms this season.
Shiffrin was away from the circuit for much of 2020 because of injuries and the death of her father.
The result made Shiffrin the eighth skier in the 54year history of the World Cup to reach 100 podium finishes.