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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

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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)

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 clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year after snowstorms prevented the women's super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday. The 23-year-old American skier — who had opted not to race this weekend and is training in Italy — has a 719-point lead over second-placed Petra Vlhova with a maximum of 700 points now remaining this season. "It's quite strange because I am sitting here right now on my bed," Shiffrin said in a video posted to Twitter. "I could go jump around and do a little happy dance and that. I feel like nobody really needs to see that.

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)

Mikaela in Manhattan: Shiffrin scripts marvelous ski season.
Mikaela Shiffrin just capped a record-setting ski season. The 24-year-old American spent time in New York to celebrate an unprecedented 17 World Cup wins and her third straight overall title. Lindsey Vonn won four overall titles before she retired this season at the age of 34. Shiffrin had appearances at Macy's and on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." She plans to spend time with family and at her new house in Colorado during her short offseason.

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