Olympic champion Shiffrin seals second World Cup globe

Olympic champion Shiffrin seals second World Cup globe

Mikaela Shiffrin finished third in Friday's FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany and wrapped up her second-straight overall World Cup title.

The American's only remaining rival needed a win or second place to maintain her mathematical title chance but she is not among the top-two skiers following her final run. "The best thing for me now is to have the crystal globe already locked in".

Mikaela Shiffrin after Friday's World Cup giant slalom race in Ofterschwang, Germany.

Vonn has four titles, winning her second as a 24-year-old in 2009. Her last race was at age 26.

Shiffrin has won 10 times so far this season and 41 for her career - sixth most all-time among women.

"My biggest challenge this year has not been the Olympics or the (World Cup) overall or any of that, but getting motivated for these last races", Shiffrin said. She also won a gold in the GS to go with her gold in slalom from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Tessa Worley of France finished 13th today but still leads the giant slalom World Cup standings with 663 points.

With five races of the season left, Shiffrin has 1,573 points, 603 points ahead of Holdener.

Shiffrin sits second, on 657, and Rebensburg third on 607.

However, Shiffrin could add another discipline globe this weekend, holding a 175-point lead over Petra Vlhova of Slovakia going into the penultimate slalom race of the season on Saturday.