By Gary R. Blockus | Jan. 07, 2018, 12:11 p.m. (ET)

Mikaela Shiffrin poses after winning the women's slalom at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on Jan. 7, 2018 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.


Superlatives are getting more and more difficult to come by when describing Mikaela Shiffrin, but now she can add Golden Fox to the list.

On Sunday, she remained undefeated in 2018 by winning the slalom world cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, earning the Golden Fox Trophy and her 10th world cup victory of the season.

The 22-year-old defending world and Olympic slalom champion won her fourth straight race of 2018 and her second-ever in Kranjska Gora, following her giant slalom gold medal from Saturday.

Shiffrin, who already qualified for both giant slalom and slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, built an otherworldly lead on the opening run. She skied cleanly to finish in 51.44 seconds, an incredible 1.47 seconds faster than Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter, who finished second. Wendy Holdener, also of Switzerland, was third in that first run and on the podium.

Shiffrin skied wisely on her final run, posting the third-fastest time for an aggregate time of 1:43.50, 1.64 seconds faster than Hansdotter (1:45.15).

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The Eagle Vail, Colorado, native has been on a run for the ages this season, proving dominant in just about every event and is the world cup leader overall, in slalom, giant slalom and downhill.

Shiffrin’s win was the seventh win in her last eight world cup starts, the 40th world cup victory of her career and the 29th slalom world cup win of her career.

Gary R. Blockus is a journalist from Allentown, Pennsylvania who has covered multiple Olympic Games. He is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.