American Shiffrin dominated the first women’s World Cup slalom of 2019

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On Saturday, Mikaela Shiffrin dominated the first women's World Cup slalom in 2019, matching her best-ever series of personal wins in the discipline with seven straight wins.

The two-time US champion consolidated with a lead of more than a second on the first run and defeated Slovakia's Petra Vlhova by 1.25. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was 1.75 seconds off third place.

It was Shiffrin's fourth triumph in the race on the outskirts of the Croatian capital Zagreb, having won it in 2013, 2015 and last year. She has won 12 of the last 13 games and 28 of the last 34 World Cup slaloms in which she has participated.

During a night race in Austria on Tuesday, Shiffrin can equal the record of eight consecutive victories in slalom, set by Switzerland's Vreni Schneider in 1989 and repeated by Croatia's Janica Kostelic in 2001.