Mikaela Shiffrin breaks the report for victories within the Alpine Ski World Cup | Sports activities

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has set a brand new ladies’s Alpine Ski World Cup report by profitable the 83rd occasion of her profession within the first big slalom at Kronplatz (Italy) on Tuesday. Shiffrin holds the solo report at simply 27 years outdated, after equaling Lindsey Vonn’s 82 wins in early January, and he or she falls simply three shy of the boys’s report. The Colorado skier is now aiming for the legendary 86 victories, an absolute report, of the Swede Ingemar Stenmark.

Shiffrin can meet up with them earlier than the Courchevel/Meribel World Championships (February 6-19) if she wins all three of the ladies’s World Cup occasions scheduled as much as that time: once more on Wednesday at Kronplatz in big slalom and on Saturday and Sunday in Spindleruv Mlyn (Czech Republic) in slalom. “I do not know what to say proper now…”, the world primary instructed Eurosport after her ninth victory of the season (4 within the slalom, 4 within the big and one within the super-G). The skier most well-liked to have a couple of phrases for the monitor preparers: “These are the very best situations we have had this season in a race,” she stated.

At Kronplatz’s Erta monitor, the place he received in 2019, he gave one other demonstration by setting the quickest time in each races. She beat out Swiss Lara Intestine-Behrami and Italian Federica Brignone by one second. The American continues to extend her lead within the general World Cup standings (greater than 550 factors forward of Intestine-Behrami) and is on her technique to her fifth World Cup.

Shiffrin had already been aiming for the report for World Cup victories for a number of years. The American achieved the primary of her 83 victories on the age of 17, in December 2012. Though she hates speaking about numbers and statistics, which “dehumanize the game and what each athlete tries to attain”, she can also be anticipated to get her fifth nice balloon after these of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022. With this report and this begin to the season, Shiffrin has forgotten the failure of the Beijing Olympic Video games final yr, from which he left with no medal and with three withdrawals.

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