ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied illness to win the slalom at the skiing world championships. Can Marcel Hirscher do the same?
Hirscher, the seven-time overall World Cup champion, will start as the favorite for the last medal event of these championships, even though he is still nursing a cold he picked up midway through the week.
Feeling under the weather, the Austrian finished second behind Henrik Kristoffersen in the giant slalom on Friday. They trained together on Saturday.
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If Hirscher wins the slalom for a third time, he will move on to seven career golds at the worlds — tying the men’s record with compatriot Toni Sailer from the late 1950s.
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