World champion Mikaela Shiffrin topped the podium again as the American triumphed in the Stockholm city event as the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup as the circuit resumed.
Skiers had a short distance to travel from Åre, where the World Championships concluded just two days ago.
The World Cup started again with a parallel slalom competition at Hammarbybacken in Sweden’s capital city featuring two race tracks, red and blue.
The skiers went head-to-head in two races, one on each track, with the winner progressing to the next round.
Shiffrin, crowned women’s slalom world champion for the fourth time in her career on Saturday (February 16), eased through the early rounds.
She then faced home favourite Anna Swenn Larsson in the semi-finals, having denied the Swedish athlete World Championship gold just days earlier.
Shiffrin won the opening race and Larsson responded by edging the second, only to finish 0.01 seconds down on the American’s overall time of 37.02sec.
The result saw Shiffrin advance to the final where she clocked 37.11 over the two runs to claim the gold medal, with Germany’s Christina Geiger winning the silver in 37.38.
Larsson completed the podium with two clean runs in the small final, as her compatriot Frida Hansdotter failed to finish the first run so was forced to settle for fourth.
Switzerland’s Ramon Zenhaeusern triumphed in the men’s event, with Sweden’s Andre Myhrer failing two finish both runs in the final.
The small final was won by Austria’s World Championship bronze medallist Marco Schwarz in 35.17, with Switzerland’s Daniel Yule failing to finish his second run.
There was disappointment for Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, three days on from earning a record equalling seventh individual world title.
He was eliminated in the quarter-finals and finished in eighth place.