Shiffrin close to male skiers on same course at worlds

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin’s latest gold medal from the skiing world championships moved her past both Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety. Shiffrin won the combined to give her a sixth gold and a ninth career medal from the worlds. She now leads Vonn at the top of the all-time list of American medalists and leads Ligety in terms of golds. Shiffrin says “I can’t wrap my head around it.” She is also among the main contenders in slalom and giant slalom later this week. Marco Schwarz won the men’s combined to give Austria its third straight gold medal in the men’s events.