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US teenager Shiffrin ready for ski worlds debut

Updated: February 13, 2013, 12:29 PM ET
Associated Press

SCHLADMING, Austria -- Not every 17-year-old walks into her first world championships with medal expectations and a roomful of media.

For American Mikaela Shiffrin, it's another challenge she's handling like an old pro ahead of the giant slalom on Thursday. The high school student has won three World Cup slaloms to match a season record set by Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell.

When Shiffrin won last month, she was exactly the same age -- 17 years, 308 days -- as Moser-Proell ...

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