SHIFFRIN GIVES US OLYMPIC BOOST WITH BORMIO SLALOM WIN

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BORMIO, Italy: American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin handed the US ski team a welcome pre-Olympics boost with an impressive victory in the World Cup women’s slalom in Bormio on Sunday. The 18-year-old reigning world slalom champion clocked a combined time of 2min 00.41sec to finish 0.13sec ahead of Sweden’s Maria Pietilae-Holmner, with France’s Nastasia Noens in third (+0.62sec). It was Shiffrin’s sixth career World Cup victory and came in an event rescheduled from Zagreb.

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