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Shiffrin completes giant slalom double for 79th World Cup win

American Mikaela Shiffrin secured a giant slalom double in Semmering, Austria on Wednesday to claim her 79th World Cup victory, moving her within three wins of compatriot Lindsey Vonn’s women’s record of 82.

Shiffrin clocked a combined time of two minutes and 3.51 seconds to beat Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.10 seconds. It was back-to-back victories for Shiffrin who also won on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old will have a chance to complete a treble on Thursday, in the slalom race at the same location.

She leads the overall World Cup standings by 305 points from Italy’s Sofia Goggia.

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