Slovakia's Petra Vlhová was in fine form at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Flachau ©Getty Images

Slovakia's Petra Vlhová made it back-to-back women's slalom wins on the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup tour, coming out on top in Austrian village Flachau.

The 24-year-old giant slalom world champion followed up her victory in Croatia's capital Zagreb earlier this month by triumphing in 1min 53.65sec.

Sweden's Anna Swenn-Larsson was runner-up in 1:53.75, while double Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States rounded off the podium in 1:54.08.

Vlhová's win was a repeat from last year and sees her close the gap on Shiffrin at the top of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom standings to 80 points.

She has 360 points to the American's 440.

Swenn-Larsson is up to third place with 235 points.

In the overall standings, Shiffrin leads the way on 886 points, with Vlhová her nearest challenger on 613.

Italy's Federica Brignone, who did not compete today, has dropped to third spot with 565 points.

Shiffrin's third-place finish today ends her streak of 15 straight World Cup slaloms coming first or second.

She last failed to do so in Swiss village Lenzerheide in January 2018, when she did not finish.

The women's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup continues this weekend in Italian village Sestriere.

A giant slalom event is due to take place on Saturday (January 18), before a parallel giant slalom competition on Sunday (January 19).