Mikaela Shiffrin steps onto the podium in her first race since the Olympics

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Mikaela Shiffrin finished second in his first race since the Olympics, breaking his tie with Petra Vlhova for the lead in the overall World Cup standings.

France Romane Miradoli was the surprise super-G winner in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. The 27-year-old’s previous best individual result in 126 World Cup starts was fifth.

Shiffrin, 0.38 seconds behind, notched her best super-G result since January 26, 2020, when she won her last race before her father’s death.

Olympic champion Lara Gut-Behrami was third.

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Vlhova was 18th, so Shiffrin took a 67-point lead in close competition for the overall title, the biggest annual prize in ski racing combining results across all disciplines during the World Cup season.

There are seven more races on the 37-race season schedule, starting with a giant slalom in Lenzerheide on Sunday.

Shiffrin won three consecutive overall World Cup titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Vlhova is the defending champion.

With a fourth crown, Shiffrin can equalize Lindsey Vonn for second place in women’s history, behind only the Austrian Annemarie Moser-Prollwho won six in the 1970s.

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