Mikaela Shiffrin secured a second giant slalom Crystal Globe of her career ©Getty Images

American star Mikaela Shiffrin secured another giant slalom victory during the final race of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup 2022-2023 season, while Lucas Braathen claimed the Crystal Globe in the slalom after his second-place finish in Soldeu, Andorra.

Shiffrin won her seventh giant slalom event this season, which is the 21st victory in the event of her career.

It was her second giant slalom Crystal Globe after her first one in 2019 and the fifth Crystal Globe of the season.

She finished 0.06 seconds ahead of Norway's Thea Louise Stjernesund, who had her highest finish of the entire season.

In third was Valérie Grenier of Canada, who has one win to her name this season, as she was 0.20 seconds behind Shiffrin.

Shiffrin continues to add to her accolades as she now has a record 88 World Cup wins and 138 podium finishes, the most in history.

“I feel okay, this is amazing," said Shiffrin.

"I feel great. 

"All these women were fighting in the second run. 

"I barely squeezed past Thea (Stjernesund), big congrats. 

"A big congrats to Val (Grenier) and all the women this season. 

"I am excited to come back and do it again next season.

"I will get a little bit of time on the beach just for a few days and then back here in Europe for a few ski tests and then a little bit of a longer break.

"We will be back in Europe for the start of next season before we know it."

She achieved the highest points total of her World Cup career with 2,206, almost 1,000 points ahead of second-place Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland.

On the men's side, Ramon Zenhäusern of Switzerland took the win, but it was Norway's Braathen who stole the headlines as he managed to win his first-ever Crystal Globe in the slalom.

The Norwegian was only 0.06 seconds behind Zenhäusern, but it was for him to secure the title in the season finale.

His team-mate Henrik Kristoffersen finished in third place, 0.63 seconds from first-place.

"This Globe represents every hard choice and sacrifice, all the dedication I’ve put into this since I was nine years old," said the 22-year-old Braathen. 

"This road I share with my dad. 

"It is unbelievable that we are here today. 

"It’s at its place. 

"It’s where it belongs.

"I wanted to show nine-year-old Lucas that this was possible. 

"It was worth everything that has been sacrificed for it.

"If there was no emotion on a day like today, then I’m doing it for all the wrong reasons. 

"This means everything to me.

"I hope every kid back home sees that this is possible.

"Do it your way. 

"Trust yourself, at the end of the day you are your own teacher, and the only one who will stick with you through thick and thin."

Braathen finished fourth in the overall standings, as Marco Odermatt of Switzerland, who was way ahead of the competition, ended the season 700 points in front of second-place Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway.