Shiffrin suffered a partially torn medial collateral ligament in her right knee during a race in Sweden in December, and at one point was not expected to return to action before the end of the season.
But she came back in style on Monday, destroying the field in Switzerland as she made a triumphant return.
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Crans-Montana
Mikaela Shiffrin wins comeback slalom
15/02/2016 AT 18:11

Mikaela Shiffrin puts in dazzling first leg in return from injury

Shiffrin's flawless first leg gave her an advantage of a quarter of a second over an otherwise tightly-packed field, and she increased her advantage in the second leg as closest rivals Frida Hansdotter and Veronika Velez-Zuzulova failed to string together decent runs.
Shiffrin trails both those two skiers in the World Cup slalom standings by some distance, and with only three events left in the slalom season she will need a meltdown from Hansdotter if she is to win a fourth consecutive slalom World Cup title.

Mikaela Shiffrin storms to victory in Crans Montana slalom

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Crans Montana slalom results

Run 1 Run 2 Overall
  • 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (U.S.) 42.83 46.37 1:29.20
  • 2. Nastasia Noens (France) 43.62 46.03 1:29.65
  • 3. Marie-Michele Gagnon (Canada) 44.04 45.66 1:29.70
  • 4. Bernadette Schild (Austria) 44.38 45.43 1:29.81
  • 5. Anna Swenn-Larsson (Sweden) 44.10 45.76 1:29.86
  • 6. Frida Hansdotter (Sweden) 43.10 46.83 1:29.93
  • 7. Sarka Strachova (Czech Republic) 43.26 46.92 1:30.18
  • 8. Resi Stiegler (U.S.) 44.02 46.29 1:30.31
  • 9. Wendy Holdener (Switzerland) 43.85 46.52 1:30.37
  • 10. Veronika Velez-Zuzulova (Slovakia) 43.16 47.36 1:30.52

Slalom World Cup standings

  • 1. Frida Hansdotter (Sweden) 545
  • 2. Veronika Velez-Zuzulova (Slovakia) 446
  • 3. Sarka Strachova (Czech Republic) 432
  • 4. Wendy Holdener (Switzerland) 331
  • 5. Petra Vlhova (Slovakia) 320
  • 6. Mikaela Shiffrin (U.S.) 300
  • 7. Nastasia Noens (France) 297
  • 8. Nina Loseth (Norway) 287
  • 9. Carmen Thalmann (Austria) 192
  • 10. Marie-Michele Gagnon (Canada) 190
Crans-Montana
Mikaela Shiffrin storms to victory in Crans Montana slalom
15/02/2016 AT 13:14
Crans-Montana
Mikaela Shiffrin puts in dazzling first leg in return from injury
15/02/2016 AT 09:32