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US teen Shiffrin wins WCup slalom, leads standings

Updated: January 4, 2013, 5:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Mikaela Shiffrin is living up to her billing as skiing's next big star.

The 17-year-old captured a slalom by a massive 1.19-second margin Friday night, becoming the first American woman to win two World Cup races before turning 18. Her first career victory came last month in Sweden.

"Everything went really well today," said Shiffrin, who had the fastest time in both runs. "It felt great."

She leads the World Cup slalom standings and even overtook Lindsey Vonn ...

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