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Mikaela Shiffrin eyes Zagreb slalom win at FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

A resurgent Mikaela Shiffrin goes in search of more slalom success in Sunday's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup meet in Zagreb.

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The American topped the slalom standings in the 2013-14 World Cup season, but initially struggled for form in the discipline during the current campaign - placing outside of the podium in her first three races.

However, Shiffrin rediscovered the winning feeling in the last slalom race of 2014 in Kuhtai by winning on the Austrian slopes.

The 19-year-old subsequently racked up a 10th World Cup slalom victory, making her the most successful American skier in the discipline.

In the aftermath of the Kuhtai victory, Shriffin stated her belief that she is returning to her best form, saying: "I'm feeling like I'm getting my slalom back.

"I'm back to just loving making good turns. Any win is important. This is confirmation for me that I belong here."

Shriffin can take further confidence from a slalom victory in Zagreb in January 2013.

And she is excited to ski at one of her favoured venues.

"I like this slope a lot, it is long," she told Croatian TV station HRT. "You have to invest a lot of effort and give the maximum. I'm excited and hope for a great race and excellent atmosphere."

Shriffin's victory left her fourth in the slalom standings and her next target will be closing the gap on leader Frida Hansdotter.

The Swede has been rewarded for a consistent season, the 29-year-old has not placed lower than fourth in the four slalom races she has competed in this season.

Slovenia's Tina Maze also has eyes on the top slalom prize and she sits just 21 points adrift of Hansdotter, while she comfortably leads the overall World Cup standings.

Maze can also count a second-placed finish in the Croatian capital in January 2012.

The likes of Maria Pietila-Holmner and Sarka Strachova will also fancy their chances in Zagreb.

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