Mikaela Shiffrin wins 50th career World Cup
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. continued her winning streak at Courchevel (FRA) on Saturday with her fourth consecutive victory at the venue after also sweeping last year's races there. The win marked her 50th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup victory in just eight seasons competing on the tour. 

Petra Vlhova of Slovakia gave series chase and sat just 0.04 seconds behind Shiffrin heading into the second run. Although Shiffrin lost time on her heading into the bottom flat, the American pulled ahead by the finish line for a 0.29-second advantage. For the third straight slalom of the season, Vlhova finished in second place behind Shiffrin. The two remain the only skiers to have won World Cup slalom races in the past two seasons.

Olympic champion Frida Hansdotter of Sweden rounded out the podium in third place after moving up from fifth place after the first run.

The ladies' tour heads into a short Christmas break for the next few days, returning for technical races in Semmering (AUT) on 28th-29th December. 

Complete results from today's race are available here