Mikaela Shiffrin has cemented her status as one of skiing's greats
Paris (AFP) - Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup Super-G crystal globe for the first time Thursday, adding it to the overall title and the slalom globe she has already won this ski season.
The American, who turned 24 on Wednesday, clinched the title in Soldeu, Andorra, to underline her dominance.
Shiffrin was tied for fourth with Austria’s Nicole Schmidhofer, 0.44sec behind winner Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany.
She is almost certain to add the giant slalom globe in Andorra on Sunday when she only needs to finish in the first 15 places.
Mikaela Shiffrin could add a fourth World Cup globe on Sunday
With only 100 points available for a win, Petra Vlhova of Slovakia needs to overturn a 97-point deficit.
If she achieves that feat, she would become the first skier – male or female – to collect World Cup titles in overall, slalom, giant slalom and super-G discipline in a single season.
Overall World Cup standings
1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 2,004 pts, 2. Petra Vlhova (SVK) 1,235, 3. Wendy Holdener (SUI) 959, 4. Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) 771, 5. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) 769, 6. Federica Brignone (ITA) 764, 7. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 675, 8. Frida Hansdotter (SWE) 609, 9. Stephanie Venier (AUT) 528, 10. Ilka Stuhec (SLO) 507
Final World Cup Super-G standings
1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 350 pts, 2. Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) 303, 3. Tina Weirather (LIE) 268, 4. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) 257, 5. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 247