Mikaela Shiffrin sets record for most teenage slalom victories

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin sets record for most World Cup slalom wins by a teenager

American skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin added to her list of accomplishments by winning Sunday's slalom race in Maribor, Slovenia, to take sole possession of the women's World Cup record for most slalom wins by a teenager.

Shiffrin won the race in a combined time of 1 minute, 39.12 seconds, more than a second ahead of Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia. Sarka Zahraobska of the Czech Republic finished third.

With her 12th career slalom victory, Shiffrin broke a tie for most teenage slalom wins she shared with former French skier Perrine Pelen, who set the previous mark in the 1980s. Shiffrin will turn 20 on March 13, a day after the next World Cup slalom event takes place in Sweden.

"I don't try to think about too many records as they might get in my way," Shiffrin said. "But it's motivation. It's not always about breaking records but about doing a good job."

In addition to the record, Shiffrin moved to the top of the slalom point standings, overtaking Sweden's Freida Handotter, who finished ninth.

Shiffrin's latest win comes a little more than a week after she captured gold at the World Cup championships in Beaver Creek, Colo.

Shiffrin, who's competing in her fourth World Cup season, has 13 career wins and 22 podiums in the slalom and giant slalom. She has won the last three world championship titles in slalom, including the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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