Mikaela Shiffrin wins her sixth world championship in the giant slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships.
At the Alpine World Ski Championships in Meribel, American Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the giant slalom for her eighth world championship.
Shiffrin won in France with a combined time of 2 minutes, 07.13 seconds. She parted with her longtime coach Mike Day on Wednesday.
Federica Brignone of Italy won silver, 0.12 seconds later, while Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway came in third.
For Shiffrin, it is her 13th World Championship medal.
Runner-up Mikaela Shiffrin, who won, Federica Brignone, and Ragnhild Mowinckel, who came in third
Mikaela Shiffrin has more world titles than only German Christl Cranz (12). (centre)
The 27-year-old upgraded the world super-G silver she won last week after failing to successfully defend her world combined championship. She had previously won Olympic gold in the event in 2018.
Despite finishing in the bottom twelve on her second attempt, Shiffrin won after splitting from coach Day after seven fruitful years of working together.
Her most recent victory brought her up to parity with Sweden’s Anja Paerson on 13 global medals, just two short of German Christl Cranz’s record-breaking total of 15.