Shiffrin claims slalom title

  • Last Updated: March 16 2013, 14:43 GMT

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin beat Tina Maze to the World Cup slalom title with victory in Lenzerheide.

Mikaela Shiffrin: Overhauled Maze to claim the slalom World Cup title
Mikaela Shiffrin: Overhauled Maze to claim the slalom World Cup title

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Shiffrin, the world champion, overhauled her rival's narrow lead at the top of the standings by completing her two runs in a combined one minute 55.60 seconds.

Austrian Bernadette Schild was second, 0.20secs back, with Slovenian Maze third, 0.35secs behind Shiffrin.

The 18-year-old, who went into the weekend seven points behind Maze, the overall, giant slalom and super G champion, finished it 33 points clear at the top.

Ted Ligety made it a double American success by finishing the season with another giant slalom win.

Ligety, already the World Cup winner in the discipline, beat overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 0.37secs, with France's Alexis Pinturault third.