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Shiffrin falters in World Cup record quest

(CNN)US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin faltered in her quest to break the record for most World Cup wins in a season after missing out in the Czech Republic on Friday.The 23-year-old, who has already wrapped up a third straight World Cup overall title, needs one more victory to beat the mark of 14 season wins she holds with Swiss great Vreni Schneider.But a third place in a giant slalom in overcast Spindleruv Mlyn means her mission moves to Saturday's slalom as she chases a 58th World Cup win in total. Shiffrin was 1.33 seconds adrift after a lacklustre first run and despite a storming second effort she finished in third, 0.6 seconds behind Slovakia's giant slalom world champion Petra Vlhova, who won her fifth race of the season."It's a bit fru ...