Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her first slalom win in 13 months on Tuesday below the lights in Flachau, Austria.
Racing in gentle snowfall, the American three-time total champion began quick and gained by 0.19sec seconds over Austria’s Katharina Liensberger.
Swiss Wendy Holdener, the one skier to have completed within the high three of all 4 slaloms to date this season got here third. Slovakian Petra Vlhova, who unseated Shiffrin because the World Cup slalom champion final yr, got here in fourth.
Shiffrin held a 0.33 edge over Liensberger after a quick first run and set free a scream within the end space, posting one other sturdy end result on the course, which is called after Austrian nice Hermann Maier.
The American has completed on the rostrum right here all eight instances the floodlit race has been held since 2013, together with a document 4 wins.
With the end result, Shiffrin earned her one centesimal profession World Cup podium and have become the eighth skier within the 54-year-long historical past of the World Cup to achieve the milestone.
On the ladies’s aspect, solely Lindsey Vonn (137), Annemarie Moser-Proell (114), Renate Goetschl (110) and Vreni Schneider (101) have extra top-three finishes than Shiffrin.
Shiffrin has gained a document 44 World Cup slaloms, however none since December 2019. She additionally led the slalom in Semmering after the primary run earlier than dropping to 3rd.
The 2-time Olympic gold medalist took a break from competitors final yr following the dying of her father.
Tuesday’s race was the final slalom earlier than the world championships in Italy in February.