NZ ski teen Robinson wins World Cup finale

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New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson has produced a brilliant second run in the giant slalom to surpass the great Mikaela Shiffrin and win the final race of the women's World Cup ski season.

Robinson had been only fourth-fastest in the opening run at the Swiss resort of Lenzerheide on Sunday, trailing Olympic champion Shiffrin by 0.77 seconds.

Yet the exciting Sydney-born 19-year-old Robinson turned her deficit into a commanding victory by 0.28sec as she denied runner-up Shiffrin her 70th World Cup race win.

It was the New Zealander's third win in giant slalom on the World Cup circuit and earned praise from Shiffrin.

"Good job," the American told Robinson in the finish area, perhaps recalling how here dazzling career had also started with her winning World Cup races as a teenager.

One day after being crowned the overall World Cup champion, Petra Vlhova ended her tiring season with an 11th-place finish.