Overall champions Shiffrin, Hirscher win at World Cup finals

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Overall champions Shiffrin, Hirscher win at World Cup finals
Overall champions Shiffrin, Hirscher win at World Cup finals

ARE, Sweden (AP) – Overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin won her seventh slalom of the season at the World Cup finals on Saturday.

Holding on to a commanding first-run lead, the American won by a massive 1.58 seconds over Wendy Holdener of Switzerland. Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was another 0.01 behind in third.

It was Shiffrin’s 32nd victory in the discipline and 43rd overall. She secured her fifth slalom season title and second straight overall championship last week.

Earlier, men’s overall champion Marcel Hirscher won the season-ending men’s giant slalom for his 58th career victory. The Austrian became only the third skier to win 13 races in a single World Cup season.

United States’s Mikaela Shiffrin holds the women’s World Cup slalom discipline trophy, at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
United States’s Mikaela Shiffrin reacts in the finish area after completing a women’s slalom at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
United States’s Mikaela Shiffrin competes during a women’s slalom at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher holds the men’s World Cup giant slalom discipline trophy, at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, center, the winner, poses with runner-up Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen, and third placed France’s Victor Muffat-Jeandet in the finish area after completing a men’s giant slalom at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher competes during a men’s giant slalom at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen reacts in the finish area after completing a men’s giant slalom at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
United States’s Mikaela Shiffrin competes during a women’s slalom at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Austria’s Bernadette Schild competes during a women’s slalom at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
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