The Latest: Shiffrin says winning 4 medals is ‘incredible’

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):

___ 3:00 p.m.

Mikaela Shiffrin says “it’s incredible” to win four medals at the world championships.

The American was dethroned as the four-time defending champion in slalom by Katharina Liensberger but won bronze after also medaling in her previous three events.

Shiffrin says “I don’t think there was ever a time where I could have said that I win four medals in one world championships.”

Shiffrin won gold in the combined event and took silver in giant slalom after opening the worlds with bronze in super-G.

The American has been coming back this season after a 10-month break from racing last year. ___

2:30 p.m.

Austrian skier Katharina Liensberger won the women’s slalom at the world championships.

She ended Mikaela Shiffrin’s streak of four straight world titles in the discipline.

Liensberger posted the fastest time in both runs to beat Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by one second.

Shiffrin was 1.98 behind in third for bronze.

Liensberger shared gold with Marta Bassino in Tuesday’s parallel event and became the first double world champion who it is yet to win a World Cup event.

The Austrian was on the podium in all five World Cup slaloms this season.


10:45 a.m.

Austrian skier Katharina Liensberger led the women’s slalom at the world championships after the top 30 skiers completed their first runs.

Petra Vlhova was 0.40 seconds behind in second and Wendy Holdener trailed by 1.24 in third.

Mikaela Shiffrin was fourth and the four-time defending champion from the United States had 1.30 to make up in the final leg.

Liensberger has not won a slalom on the World Cup circuit but was on the podium in all five races this season.

Lower-ranked skiers were still coming down the course.


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