Skier Mikaela Shiffrin takes 2nd World Cup win in 2 days

Mikaela Shiffrin of USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom. (Laurent Salino/Getty Images)

After waiting 26 months for her second career World Cup giant slalom win, Mikaela Shiffrin needed just one more day to add the third.

On Wednesday, the American earned her second GS win in two days. Her only previous victory in the discipline was in October 2014 — at the season-opening race in another Austrian resort, Soelden.

The victory raised her total of World Cup wins to 25, with 22 coming in her favorite slalom discipline. Among active skiers, only American teammate Lindsey Vonn, who is currently recovering from a broken arm, has won more races — 76.

In dense snowfall, Shiffrin built on a narrow first-run lead to beat 2013 world champion Tessa Worley of France by 0.15 seconds, while 2010 Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg of…

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