After missing two months through injury, Mikaela Shiffrin finished the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup with a fifth slalom win in St Moritz.
Mikaela Shiffrin closed out an injury-hit FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup season with a dominant slalom victory in Saturday's race in St Moritz.
The American missed much of the 2015-16 campaign with a knee injury sustained in Are, but having returned in February she once again showed her ability to dominate the field with a commanding win - her fifth in five slalom starts this season.
Shiffrin finished over two seconds clear of her nearest rivals after two runs in St Moritz, the 21-year-old cruising to victory ahead of Veronika Velez Zuzulova (+2.03 seconds) and slalom champion Frida Hansdotter (+2.31secs).
"I'm happy with how I'm skiing the slalom right now," said Shiffrin after her latest World Cup win.??
"I'm not quite all the way back in the giant slalom, but I'm feeling very strong and confident with my slalom skiing and will work over the summer to stay at this level and even improve."
Hansdotter's consistency ensured the first globe of her career, the Swede's third place was her seventh podium in 10 races and completed a season where she was never out of the top 10.
Wendy Holdener (+2.66secs) ensured third place in the slalom standings as she came home in fourth, while Michaela Kirchgasser (+2.87secs) completed the top five in Switzerland.