Mikaela Shiffrin finished her ski season on the top step of the podium.
The 21-year-old Olympic slalom champion from Colorado took her second giant slalom national title at the U.S. Alpine Championships on Sunday, using a quick first run for a combined time of 2 minutes, 17.36 seconds and a 0.73-second margin of victory.
“The first GS win in a long time,” said Shiffrin, who also won the event at nationals in 2013. “A win is a win, but to be honest, it’s nice to make it to the finish in a GS race. Both courses were demanding. Second course was really turny, and I was struggling a little bit with the timing, which is the age-old story for me.”
Resi Stiegler had the top second run and finished second for her third giant-slalom podium of the season, and North American overall champion Megan McJames was third.
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