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LAKE LOUISE, AB – DECEMBER 02: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Downhill on December 2, 2017 in Lake Louise, Canada. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

One day after getting her career first podium in a speed event with a third-place finish in the downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin did herself two better with her first downhill win.

The 22-year-old reigning overall world cup champion finished in 1:27.55 Saturday to win the Lake Louise downhill Saturday. Shiffrin’s time bested 2010 Olympic giant slalom gold medalist Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, who finished second at 1:27.68, while Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin took third, finishing in 1:27.72.

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Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest person to ever win a gold medal in the slalom at the Olympics, when she won the gold medal in Sochi in 2014. And she’s well on her way to setting herself up to be in the mix for another one in 2018.

Shiffrin raced this weekend at the World Cup of Skiing at Killington and won the top podium spot in both runs of the slalom.

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