Stacey Cook

Mikaela Shiffrin races to first World Cup downhill victory

U.S. slalom star Mikaela Shiffrin raced to her first World Cup downhill victory Saturday at Lake Louise.

Racing in her fourth career downhill, the 22-year-old Olympic and world slalom champion finished in 1 minute, 27.55 seconds to edge Germany's Viktoria Rebensberg by 0.13 seconds.

"The biggest thing is I'm learning about the mentality to ski well in downhill and ski the way that I want to," said Shiffrin, third Friday in the opening downhill.

"I've skied here a couple times now, so I felt Lake Louise was a really good opportunity for me because I have some experience on the track. I wasn't planning to win, but I was planning to come here, do my best...

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