FLACHAU, Austria — American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup night slalom Tuesday, buoyed by a roaring crowd for her third victory in her first year on the circuit.
Shiffrin was second after the opening run and third fastest in the final run to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 51.45 seconds.
“It’s unbelievable," she said. “I heard the crowd and I tried to let them take me down the course. They wanted me to win. That gave me wings."
Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was second, 0.85 seconds behind. Tanja Poutiainen of Finland was third, trailing Shiffrin by 1.10. Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia placed fifth, extending her lead over second-place Hoefl-Riesch to 590 points.
— The Associated Press