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Mikaela Shiffrin wins record fourth straight world slalom title

US' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning the women's slalom event at the 2019 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Photograph:( AFP )

AFP Åre, Sweden Feb 16, 2019, 08.19 PM (IST)

US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin overcame a chest cold to write herself into the alpine history books Saturday when she produced a devastating second run to win her fourth straight world slalom title.

The 23-year-old Shiffrin, who complained of "low-energy levels" after the first run in which she was third fastest, clocked a combined total of 1min 57.05sec.

Anna Swenn-Larsson won Sweden's first medal of these championships with silver, at 0.58sec, while newly-crowned giant slalom gold medallist Petra Vlhova of Slovakia took bronze (+1.03).

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Shiffrin, who complained of "low-energy levels" after the first run in which she was third fastest, clocked a combined total of 1min 57.05sec.