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It is clear that Mikaela Shiffrin of Vail, Colorado is the most dominant women’s alpine slalom skier in the world. In fact, no other women’s slalom skier is coming even close at the moment.

Shiffrin won a World Cup women’s slalom event in Semmering, Austria on Thursday. It was her third World Cup win in Semmering this week as she placed first in two World Cup women’s giant slalom events earlier this week.

Shiffrin posted a time of 1:40.06. Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia won the silver medal with a time of 1:40.7. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland won the bronze medal with a time of 1:41.60.

Shiffrin reached the podium by 1.99 seconds. Nina Loeseth of Norway finished in fourth place with a time of 1:42.05.

Shiffrin, who won the gold medal for the United States in women’s slalom at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, is the dominant favourite to defend her Olympic title at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Shiffrin currently has 400 World Cup women’s slalom points and leads Velez Zuzulova by 110 points in the women’s slalom World Cup standings. In the overall standings, Shiffrin also leads with 798 points. She has 215 more points than Lara Gut of Switzerland.

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