World Cup victories break Lindsey Vonn's record

Written by: Vasantha


Mikaela Shiffrin has ascended to the top. A giant slalom race in Kronplatz, Italy, on Tuesday, marked Shiffrin's 83rd World Cup win, breaking Lindsey Vonn's record. Shiffrin laughed as a large gold crown was placed on her head during the victory ceremony.

"It’s exciting. I’m happy. I’m proud. I’m thankful for the team and all the work we all do," Shiffrin said. "It’s things I’ve said so many times now. It’s all still true today as it was the first race I ever did and the first win I ever had. It’s a feeling I can’t explain."

Ingemar Stenmark's 86 victories set an all-gender record. This weekend, Shiffrin will compete in two slaloms in the Czech Republic and another giant slalom in Kronplatz on Wednesday.

In just over two weeks, Shiffrin broke the women's record - continuing an incredible run of form that has put her far ahead of the pack. Her seventh win in her last 11 races made it her ninth World Cup victory.

In Kronplatz, she won both runs of the giant slalom in dominant fashion. Her fist was pumping as she crossed the finish line after the second run.

A significant margin separated Shiffrin and Gut-Behrami. Federica Brignone, of Italy, and the Swiss skier, who finished second and third, hugged Shiffrin.



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