US teen Shiffrin wins Bormio slalom in snow, rain

2:03 PM, Jan 5, 2014   |    comments
BORMIO, ITALY - JANUARY 05: (FRANCE OUT) Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on January 05, 2014 in Bormio, Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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BORMIO, Italy (AP) - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin fought through snow and rain to win her second World Cup slalom of the season Sunday, showing her ability to deal with all types of conditions a month before the Sochi Olympics.

The 18-year-old Shiffrin led after the opening run and clocked a two-leg combined time of 2 minutes, 0.41 seconds down the Stelvio course.

Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden finished second, 0.13 seconds behind, and Nastasia Noens of France moved up from 13th after the first run to finish third, 0.62 back.

Shiffrin was only 0.01 ahead of Pietilae-Holmner at the final checkpoint but she excelled on the steep finishing gates to gain back some time.

The race was moved from Zagreb due to a lack of snow in Croatia.

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