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Weather turns ugly as Shiffrin goes for 2nd gold at worlds

By The News · 16 of February 2019 09:49:44
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning g the bronze medal in the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati), No available, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning g the bronze medal in the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The weather’s turned ugly for Mikaela Shiffrin’s last race at the skiing world championships.

Fog has descended over the course at Are, Sweden, and the wind has slightly picked up again ahead of the slalom, which Shiffrin starts as favorite.

The American is looking to capture her second gold medal of these championships, having already won the super-G. She also took bronze in the giant slalom.

Her biggest rival is likely to be Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova, who won the giant slalom.

Shiffrin is second on the course, and Vlhova is sixth.

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