Mikaela Shiffrin poised for gold after strong first GS run

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American standout Mikaela Shiffrin has turned in a fast first run of the giant slalom to kick off her Pyeongchang Olympics.

She finished 0.20 seconds behind current leader Manuela Moelgg of Italy.

VIDEO: Watch Shiffrin’s run

Shiffrin got wide on a few turns, but other than that was solid through the tight course. She’s in good position for the final run, around 11:45 pm ET.

The 22-year-old finished fifth in the giant slalom at the 2014 Sochi Games. She’s the defending Olympic slalom champion.