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Mikaela Shiffrin wins 2nd straight World Cup overall title

Mikaela Shiffrin wins 2nd straight World Cup overall title

Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin secured the overall FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup globe for a second consecutive season after finishing third in Friday's giant slalom.

The American's only remaining rival needed a win or second place to maintain her mathematical title chance but she is not among the top-two skiers following her final run.

Ultimately, she did not even need that as Wendy Holdener, the only woman who could have pushed the battle to another race, finished down in 14th.

Olympic gold and silver medalist Mikaela Shiffrin shows off her medals after her press conference at the Main Press Center. "It's hard to explain that feeling really", Shiffrin said, according to the Associated Press.

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Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel led the way in the giant slalom in Germany with a time of 2:34.80, with Viktoria Rebensburg - on home snow - second six tenths back.

Shiffrin already clinched a repeat World Cup overall title. Lindsey Vonn, who did not race this weekend but will be in Are, holds the record of 81 wins. She previously won gold in slalom, her strongest discipline, at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Shiffrin has enjoyed a dominant season, topping the World Cup podium 11 times. Rebensburg leads the overall giant slalom standings by 92 points over Tessa Worley of France.

With five races of the season left, Shiffrin has 1,573 points, 603 points ahead of Holdener. There was no immediate update on the Slovenian skier's condition.