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Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin wins second straight World Cup overall title

10 March 2018, 03:32 | Jodi Jackson

Feb 23 2018 Pyeongchang South Korea Olympic gold and silver medalist Mikaela Shiffrin shows off her medals after her press conference

Feb 23 2018 Pyeongchang South Korea Olympic gold and silver medalist Mikaela Shiffrin shows off her medals after her press conference

Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin can clinch her second overall world cup title with strong performances this week in Ofterschwang, Germany.

The American's only remaining rival needed a win or second place to maintain her mathematical title chance but she is not among the top-two skiers following her final run. She leads Switzerland's Wendy Holdener by more than 500 points in the overall standings.

Mowinckel continued the form she showed in taking downhill and giant slalom silver medals at last month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to clock a winning time of 2min 34.80sec across her two runs.

"It's an incredible moment right now", said Shiffrin. "The best thing for me now is to have the crystal globe already locked in".

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin poses on the podium after placing third in Friday's World Cup giant slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany.

The World Cup continues on Saturday with a slalom in Ofterschwang, followed by one race each of every discipline at the World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden.

Shiffrin, 22, becomes only the second American female skier to win multiple overall titles.

Vonn has four titles, winning her second as a 24-year-old in 2009.

Her overall success overshadowed Mowinckel's win, her first on the World Cup circuit after silvers in the downhill and giant in Pyeongchang.

Holdener finished 14th today, however, to leave Shiffrin with an insurmountable 603 point lead. Her last race was at age 26. "But nothing is impossible so I am going to stay focused". Shiffrin is third, 101 points back.

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