Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. Ski Team competes in the slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany. Photo courtesy Getty Images.
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) - Mikaela Shiffrin's showdown with Tina Maze for the World Cup slalom title Saturday is yet another highlight in the American teenager's remarkable season.
Shiffrin won the slalom gold at the world championships last month. Her rival from Slovenia might be having the greatest season in 47 years of World Cup racing.
Maze marginally leads the slalom standings, but Shiffrin takes home the crystal trophy if she delivers a fourth World Cup victory.
Shiffrin set the stage with a Twitter message. On Monday, two days before her 18th birthday, she wrote: "Tina Maze, I challenge you to a slalom battle of the ages. Lets dance ;)"
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