KILLINGTON, Vt. — Federica Brignone of Italy won the women’s giant slalom event at Killington for her ninth World Cup victory Saturday, with the United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin taking fourth place.

Brignone finished in one minute, 51.33 seconds to best first-run leader Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.49 seconds. Stephanie Brunner of Austria took third for her first podium finish at a World Cup event.

Brignone has been off to a great start this season, despite hurting one of the ligaments in her knee in August and just avoiding serious damage to her ACL. She finished second at last-month’s season-opening giant slalom event in Soelden, Austria.

Brignone now has five giant slalom World Cup wins. She finished third in the event at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games last February.

Shiffrin will be aiming for her third straight World Cup slalom race win today as the action returns at Killington. She captured the season-opening World Cup slalom last weekend in Levi, Finland, and received a reindeer as a prize.