March 9, 2018 / 2:15 PM / 11 days ago

Alpine skiing - Shiffrin secures overall World Cup title

(Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin secured Alpine skiing’s overall World Cup title for the second year running as she finished third in a giant slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany on Friday.

FILE PHOTO - Feb 23, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Olympic gold and silver medalist Mikaela Shiffrin shows off her medals after her press conference at the Main Press Center. Mandatory Credit: Jarrad Henderson-USA TODAY Sports

Shiffrin, the Olympic giant slalom champion, needed just a top-six finish to guarantee the title.

Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel won the race with Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg second.

Reporting by Martyn Herman

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