Mikaela Shiffrin’s 14th world cup win of the season also clinched her sixth slalom globe.
Competing just three days after winning her unprecedented fourth consecutive slalom world title, Shiffrin held off Germany’s Christina Geiger in the big final to win the city event Tuesday in Stockholm, Sweden.
With 14 wins over all disciplines, Shiffrin tied the record for most wins in a season. Swiss legend Vreni Schneider also won 14 in 1988-89.
Under the lights in the Swedish capital, Shiffrin made her way through three one-on-one rounds of slalom, beating local racer Anna Swenn-Larsson by one-hundredth of a second in the semifinals.
Competing against Geiger in the big final, Shiffrin clocked in at 37.11 seconds to Geiger’s 37.38.
Over the weekend in Are, Sweden, Shiffrin overcame a chest cold to win the slalom world title, moving up from third place after the first run. That makes her the only skier, male or female, to win four consecutive world titles in any event.
Shiffrin, the 2014 Olympic champion in slalom, finished fourth in the event at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Since then, she has won eight slalom races, including a streak of seven in a row. Of her 57 career world cup victories, 38 have come in slalom, a record among women. Tuesday’s win was her third in the city event format.
Shiffrin, who is also the overall leader in the world cup standings, also won her first world title in super-G last week and took bronze in giant slalom.