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Italy’s Brignone wins giant slalom in Vermont; Shiffrin 4th

November 24, 2018

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Federica Brignone of Italy won a giant slalom for her ninth career World Cup victory Saturday. Mikaela Shiffrin was fourth as the American competed before a home crowd.

On a windy afternoon, Brignone mastered the Killington course in a combined time of 1 minute, 51.33 seconds to beat first-run leader Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.49 seconds. Austria’s Stephanie Brunner took third for her first career World Cup podium finish.

Shiffrin fell during a morning training session but was able to race. Sixth after the opening run, the reigning Olympic GS champion from Colorado moved up to fourth by being more aggressive.

Brignone overcame a small mistake to turn in a speedy performance. She was second at the season-opening GS race in Austria last month.

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