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Shiffrin wins slalom to tie for second on all-time World Cup list

American Mikaela Shiffrin moved into joint second on the all-time list of women's World Cup victories when she dominated the slalom event in Killington, Vermont, on Sunday.

62nd career victory ties her with Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates on the podium after winning the Women's Slalom during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup - Killington Cup on December 01, 2019 in Killington, Vermont. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

American Mikaela Shiffrin moved into joint second on the all-time list of women's World Cup victories when she dominated the slalom event in Killington, Vermont, on Sunday.

Shiffrin posted her fourth consecutive Killington slalom victory, triumphing by more than two seconds for her 62nd career victory, matching the total of Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell who retired from racing in 1980. 

The 24-year-old Shiffrin still has a long road to surpass fellow American Lindsey Vonn's record of 82 victories but the speed with which she is piling up wins suggests it will not take her long.

Shiffrin's 42nd slalom victory also increased her record in her specialist event, putting her two wins ahead of Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.

WATCH | Shiffrin races to historic 62nd World Cup win:

American Mikeala Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom in Killington, Vt. 1:34

Across both sexes, Stenmark leads the overall list with 86 victories — 46 in giant slalom and 40 in slalom. Shiffrin is equal fourth.

On Sunday, treacherous, icy conditions contributed to nearly half the field failing to finish.

Roni Remme of Collingwood, Ont., was the top Canadian, finishing in seventh place.

WATCH | Remme races to 7th place:

Canada's Roni Remme places 7th in Killington, Vt. 1:38

Leading by more than a second after the first run, Shiffrin safely negotiated her second run, beating Slovakian Petra Vlhova by 2.29 seconds. Swede Anna Swenn Larsson was third, 2.73 seconds back.

"That was a big fight. I was on the limit every single turn," Shiffrin said after soaking up cheers from the large crowd on another cold day in New England.

With files from CBC Sports

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