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2014 Olympics: Shiffrin Wins Historic Gold Medal In Women's Slalom

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Rosa Khutor, Russia (Feb. 21): American Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the women's slalom Friday night at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. 

 

Shiffrin, 18, of Eagle-Vail, Colo., becomes the youngest woman to win an Olympic slalom and the first U.S. woman to win the slalom at the Olympics since Barbara Ann Cochran of Vermont took the gold 42 years ago at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Japan.

 

Shiffrin finishing with a two-run time of 1 minute, 44.54 seconds, beating silver medalist Marlies Schild of Austria, by 0.53 seconds and bronze medalist Kathrin Zettel, also of Austria, by 0.81 seconds.

 

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Photo: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold 

 

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