Shiffrin completes Semmering double


Mikaela Shiffrin completed an FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup double by winning the second giant slalom event in Semmering in as many days on Wednesday.

Overall leader Shiffrin triumphed in Tuesday's rescheduled race and topped the podium again with a combined time of two minutes and 9.40 seconds.

In poor visibility and high winds on the second run, the American beat discipline leader Tessa Worley to first by 0.15secs, while Viktoria Rebensburg came third.

Ragnhild Mowinckel missed out on a first World Cup podium in her 85th start, while defending overall champion Lara Gut could only manage a sixth-placed finish.

Shiffrin now holds a 115-point lead over Gut in the overall rankings and trails Worley by just 35 in the giant slalom standings.