US slalom princess Mikaela Shiffrin put in a fast first run in the women's slalom here Saturday to put her in prime position for a podium in her first ever World Ski Championships.
US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin attends a news conference with members of the US Ski Team as part of the 2013 Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria on February 12, 2013. Shiffrin put in a fast first run in the women's slalom to put her in prime position for a podium in her first ever World Ski Championships.
The 17-year-old revelation clocked the third fastest time to finish 0.18sec off Sweden's Frida Hansdotter, who led after the first run with a time of 50.41sec.
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