Shiffrin gets 7th straight slalom win

Sunday Star - - SPORTS -

In the rhyth­mic style of a dancer, Mikaela Shiffrin ap­proached yet an­other record on Satur­day.

The Amer­i­can skier dom­i­nated the first women’s World Cup slalom of 2019 to match her per­sonal best win­ning streak in the dis­ci­pline with seven straight vic­to­ries.

Ri­vals were awed by her open­ing run, a flaw­less at­tack that gave her a lead of more than a sec­ond for the fi­nal run, while Shiffrin felt a fa­mil­iar groove.

“When I am ski­ing my best, it feels some­thing like a dance,” she said. “The rhythm is re­ally some­thing that I can feel helps me ski faster in ev­ery turn. There were a lot of turns that felt like this dance.”

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