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Mikaela Shiffrin takes lead in World Cup standings on Super-G finish

Mikaela Shiffrin took a clear lead at the World Cup on Saturday after finishing second in Super-G at Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

The race was the first race since Shiffrin Challenge last month’s Winter Olympics.. The top American skier left Beijing without a medal after skiing featurelessly from three races, including her two favorite events, Slalom and Giant Slalom.

Shiffrin was only 0.38 behind the winner, Romane Miradori, and Super-G Olympic champion Lara Gut-Behrami was 0.88 behind Miradori in third place.

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer took part in the race to celebrate Shiffrin’s impressive run.

“I’m really grateful for this in the last few weeks,” said Schifflin. “I finally really enjoyed skiing for a day. I just want to focus on it.”

The 27-year-old competed in a Saturday race tied up by defending general champion Petra Vlhov at World Cup points. However, Slovak skiers finished 18th in Lenzerheide, 67 points behind Shiffrin.

The point battle will continue in a giant slalom on Sunday.

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