Alpine skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin wins an 83ᵉ World Cup victory, record

Thanks to his success in the giant slalom of Kronplatz, the American becomes the skier who has the most victories in the World Cup career. It can break by the end of the season the record of the Swedish Ingar Stenmark.

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The question was no longer whether it would get there but rather when it would get there. Tuesday, January 24, Mikaela Shiffrin won her 83 e victory in the Alpine Ski World Cup, a record in the discipline, winning during the first giant slalom of Kronplatz, in Italy.

Thanks to this ninth success of the season – the fourth in giant -, the American, who will celebrate her 28th birthday in March, now has a more victory than her compatriot Lindsey Vonn. She will have taken only two weeks since her last success in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) on January 8, to become the sole holder of the record. And it can before the end of the season in Soldeu (Andorra) Break the absolute record held by the Swedish Ingar Stenmark, with 86 World Cup successes obtained in the late 1970s – early 1980s.

The Vail skier, in Colorado, can match this record here at the Méribel World Championships (from February 6 to 19) if she won the three women’s races on the program on Wednesday in Kronplatz in giant slalom Then Saturday and Sunday in Spindleruv Mlyn (Czech Republic) in slalom, his favorite discipline with 51 career victories, here too a record.

Harvest Record of medals

During the first giant of Kronplatz, Mikaela Shiffrin made a demonstration by succeeding in the best time of the two sleeves. It is ahead of 45/100 the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami and 1 sec 43/100 the Italian Federica Brignone. Winner in 2021 in the Dolomites, the French Tessa Worley finished fifth in the race.

Mikaela Shiffrin, who had come back empty -handed from the Beijing Olympic Games in February 2022, then resumed the most beautiful way by winning the big globe in the general classification, the fourth in her career. Solid leader of the circuit – She is more than 550 points ahead of her closest pursuing, Lara Gut -Behrami – the American is ideally launched for the Worlds in France during which she aims a record harvest of medals.

/Media reports cited above.