Mikaela Shiffrin finished 3rd in a giant slalom race today in Germany, which clinches her second straight Overall World Cup Title. After the first run of the race, she had won the title because the only remaining contender, Wendy Holdener, failed to place in the top two, which she needed to do in order to still have a chance at the overall title.
“That’s really exciting, for sure. It’s hard to explain that feeling really,” said Shiffrin. “To have the overall locked in now before going to Are is pretty cool.”
She is the second American female skier to win multiple overall titles, as Lindsey Vonn has won 4 of them. Currently, Shiffrin holds a 175-point lead over Petra Vlhova in slalom, so she could add another discipline globe. Overall, Shiffrin’s had an incredible season so far with two Olympic medals and an Overall World Cup Title.