Mikaela Shiffrin won her 77th Alpine Ski World Cup gold today in St Moritz ©Getty Images

Double Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has taken one step closer to breaking the all-time record for women's Alpine Ski World Cup wins following a super-G triumph in St Moritz.

The American picked a 77th gold medal with a finish of 1min 13.62sec to beat Italian Elena Curtoni and Romane Miradoli of France who clocked in with respective times of 1:13.74 and 1:14.02.

The result marked Shiffrin's fifth win in the discipline and first since January 2020.

It takes her to within five of compatriot Lindsey Vonn's record of 82 World Cup wins.

"That was the best run I could possibly have," said Shiffrin, who credited skiing the downhill races earlier this week with helping her prepare for her first super-G of the season.

"I don't know if it felt perfect, but what I've learned over the years in super-G is that you can't really do it perfect.

"You have to push so hard that maybe there's going to be one mistake or one spot where you almost don't make it, and that's how my run was."

It was Shiffrin's third win of the season after her two slalom victories in Finland last month.

Curtoni was close to the leading time throughout her run but a mistake on the final jump cost her a second win of the weekend after her triumph in the sprint downhill.

"I knew I needed a lot of tactics and technique but I also needed to push," said Curtoni.

"I think I've tried in the best way even though the lines were not perfect on the steep and the last jump was sketchy."

Miradoli was delighted to end up on the podium after a disastrous weekend that saw her record a did not finish (DNF) and 29th place in the two downhill races.

"It was so difficult after the last two days," she said.

"I just turned the page, I tried to forget it and start again and full pleasure today."

The next women's Alpine Ski World Cup leg is set to take place in Semmering in Austria from December 27 to 29.