Mikaela Shiffrin overcame Petra Vlhová today to win at the Killington slalom ©Getty Images

American Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her first slalom win of the 2021-2022 women's International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup season on home soil, by overhauling discipline rival Petra Vlhová at Killington today.

The Slovakian held the lead after the first run over Shiffrin, with the two far ahead of the rest of the field going into the second.

In the end, Shiffrin pulled out a tremendous second run to claim gold in a total time of 1min 38.33sec, as Vlhová was nearly a second behind her on run two.

With 46 slalom wins to her name on the World Cup circuit, Shiffrin matches Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark's 46 wins in men's giant slalom - a record for any Alpine skier in an individual discipline.

Switzerland's Wendy Holdener was third, eight thousandths behind the Slovak who had previously won the other two slalom legs so far this season.

Austrian Katharina Liensberger was a distant fourth, with Lena Dürr of Germany finishing fifth.

Sara Hector of Sweden, American Paula Moltzan, Norwegian Maria Therese Tviberg, Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden and Slovenian Andreja Slokar completed the top 10.

It was the only day of action in Killington after the giant slalom was cancelled yesterday during the first run due to high winds.