17 Feb 2013

Shiffrin crowned slalom world champion

7:31 am on 17 February 2013

US teenage skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin has won the women's slalom world championships in Austria.

The 17-year-old - known as the slalom princess - clocked an aggregate time over both runs of a min and 39.85 seconds to finish first in a nail-biting last women's race of these championships.

Austria's Michaela Kirchgasser shocked the home crowd by topping her much-favoured compatriots for second place, while Sweden's Frida Hansdotter was third.