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SportShiffrin wins World Cup super-G title for 10th career globe

21:45  14 march  2019
21:45  14 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Shiffrin wins super-G title but 'never thought' she could

Shiffrin wins super-G title but 'never thought' she could Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her first globe in a speed event and 10th overall. Dominik Paris secured the men's title by winning the season-ending race at the World Cup Finals. Both racers won super-G titles at the world championships five weeks ago but had not won the season-long World Cup prize in the discipline before. Paris won his second race in as many days after also triumphing in Wednesday's downhill for his 16th career victory and first crystal globe. He extended his lead in the final standings to 84 points over Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria, ending a seven-year reign by Norway, which swept all super-G titles since 2012.

Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G title for 10th career globe© The Associated Press United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after competing in the women's super G race at the alpine ski World Cup finals, in Soldeu, Andorra, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

SOLDEU, Andorra — Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title on Thursday after placing fourth in the season-ending race, which was won by Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany.

It's the American's 10th career crystal globe but the first in a speed discipline, after three overall and six slalom championships.

Shiffrin, who locked up the overall and the slalom titles weeks ago, is the first woman since Tina Maze six years ago to win discipline titles in a technical and a speed event in the same season.

Shiffrin, Pinturault get wins for the World Cup record book

Shiffrin, Pinturault get wins for the World Cup record book Mikaela Shiffrin won a slalom to tie the all-time World Cup mark of 40 career wins in the discipline with Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark. Alexis Pinturault won the men's giant slalom to set the all-time French record for World Cup victories.

The title comes five weeks after Shiffrin won her first super-G world title.

Shiffrin started the race with a 36-point lead over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, who won the super-G title the last two seasons. Weirather posted the fastest split times but skied out halfway down her run as she came wide on a turn and missed the upcoming gate.

Rebensburg won the race 0.15 seconds ahead of Tamara Tippler of Austria and 0.34 ahead of Federica Brignone of Italy. Shiffrin shared fourth with Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria, 0.44 behind.

Shiffrin won all three previous World Cup super-Gs she competed in this season.

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Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G title for 10th career globe© The Associated Press United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after competing in the women's super G race at the alpine ski World Cup finals, in Soldeu, Andorra, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

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