United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during a ski World Cup women's Slalom race, in Courchevel, France, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

Shiffrin ties World Cup record with 35th win in slalom

December 22, 2018 - 5:29 am

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin has written more World Cup history, winning a slalom Saturday for a women's record-equaling 35th career victory in the discipline and 50th win overall.

Shiffrin extended her first-run lead of 0.04 seconds to finish 0.29 clear of Petra Vlhova, who has been runner-up to the American star in all three traditional slaloms this season.

With the victory, Shiffrin tied her childhood idol Marlies Schild of Austria with 35 slalom wins on the World Cup circuit.

Schild's final slalom victory, in December 2013, was achieved at the age of 32. Shiffrin turns 24 in March.

Shiffrin is also the youngest of the eight skiers, men and women, to win 50 World Cup races across all disciplines.

Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter was third Saturday, trailing Shiffrin by 0.37.

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