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Mikaela Shiffrin claims worlds slalom

Updated: February 16, 2013, 4:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SCHLADMING, Austria -- Mikaela Shiffrin might as well be dancing or flying.

That's what skiing is like for the American teenager these days. The victories and milestones keep piling up, fortifying a U.S. team that is without Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller.

A day after Ted Ligety became the first man to win three gold medals at a world championships in 45 years, Shiffrin became the youngest woman in 39 years to win the slalom title Saturday.

At the age of 17 years, 340 days, ...

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