Mikaela Shiffrin captures first career giant slalom victory

Mikaela Shiffrin captures first career giant slalom victory
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By By ERIC WILLEMSEN
Associated Pr

SOELDEN, Austria — Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season. The 19-year-old American, already dominating the women’s slalom circuit for two years, clinched her first GS win Saturday, sharing victory with overall World Cup champion Anna Fenninger in a tense season-opening race. “I wanted this so bad for so long,” Shiffrin said. “It is so special, also to share the podium with Fenninger, especially in GS, as she is so smooth and elegant.” Austrians Eva-Maria Brem and Kathrin Zettel came third and fourth, respectively, 0.66 and 0.67 off the lead. Shiffrin led …

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