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Seventeen-year-old Shiffrin wins slalom gold

First placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

First placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

First placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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(L to R) Second placed Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria, first placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. and third placed Frida Hansdotter of Sweden celebrate on the podium after the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

(L to R) Second placed Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria, first placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. and third placed Frida Hansdotter of Sweden celebrate on the podium after the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing...more

(L to R) Second placed Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria, first placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. and third placed Frida Hansdotter of Sweden celebrate on the podium after the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the second run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. skis during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. reacts during the first run of the women's Slalom race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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