Skiing - Alpine skiing: Shiffrin bags first downhill win

Mikaela Shiffrin of the US celebrates her win (AFP Photo/DON EMMERT)

- Mikaela Shiffrin bagged the first downhill win of her career but said she remains unlikely to chase a gold medal in the discipline at the Olympics in February. The 22-year-old American star -- the undisputed queen of slalom and reigning champion in the overall World Cup rankings -- won after clocking 1min 27.55sec. Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg was second with a time of 1:27.68, while Switzerland's Michelle Gisin was third. Shiffrin said she didn't expect to change her focus at Pyeongchang. "Skiing in five events is a probably a little bit ambitious," she said. "My priority is still slalom and GS, then combined, then super-G, then downhill ... long story short, probably no (downhill)."

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