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Teen spirit sees Shiffrin ride pressure for slalom gold

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American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin showed nerves of steel to add Olympic gold to her world slalom title under floodlights at Rosa Khutor on Friday. 

US skier Mikaela Shiffrin smiles after winning gold in the Women's Alpine Skiing Slalom at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014

The 18-year-old, in pole position after the first run, clocked a combined total of 1min 44.54sec over two runs to finish 0.53sec ahead of Marlies Schild of Austria, who won her fourth Olympic medal in three different Games.

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