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Alpine Skiing: Shiffrin pips Maze to slalom win and globe

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American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won the last World Cup slalom race of the season here on Saturday to also snatch the discipline's Crystal Globe from Slovenia's Tina Maze.

With her fourth World Cup win of the season, the 18-year-old Shiffrin thus added the globe to her world championship success in Schladming last month.

Maze could only finish third in this race, just 35 hundreths of a second behind Shiffrin, and thus saw her globe dreams evaporate.

It was a second disappointment within a few days for Maze who also lost out to another American, the injured Lindsey Vonn, in the downhill due to the last race being cancelled because of fog on Wednesday.

However, the Slovenian does finish as overall World Cup winner and also claimed the Crystal Globes in the super-G and giant slalom events.

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