Three in a row for dominant Shiffrin


Mikaela Shiffrin's remarkable run of form continued as she claimed slalom victory on Thursday - her third successive triumph in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup.

The American, the overall champion last season, recorded wins in the giant and parallel slaloms at Courchevel last week and she maintained that momentum in impressive fashion in Austria.

Shiffrin was the only woman to go below 52 seconds on the first run, clocking 51.03s, before 52.84s in the second saw her finish with an overall time of 1:43.87.

That mark was 0.89s faster than closest challenger Wendy Holdener, while Frida Hansdotter (+1.22s) made up the podium.

Shiffrin looks a sure bet to retain her overall crown, enjoying a 391-point lead over Viktoria Rebensburg, while her slalom advantage over Petra Vlhova stands at 75.

In Bormio, Dominik Paris secured victory in the men's downhill, his 1:56.95 just good enough to edge out the discipline's standings leader Aksel Lund Svindal (+0.04s). Kjetil Jansrud (+0.17s) was third.