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

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has set a brand new girls’s Alpine Ski World Cup file by successful the 83rd occasion of her profession within the first large slalom at Kronplatz (Italy) on Tuesday. Shiffrin holds the solo file at simply 27 years previous, after equaling Lindsey Vonn’s 82 wins in early January, and he or she falls simply three shy of the lads’s file. The Colorado skier is now aiming for the legendary 86 victories, an absolute file, 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 large 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 informed Eurosport after her ninth victory of the season (4 within the slalom, 4 within the large and one within the super-G). The skier most well-liked to have a couple of phrases for the monitor preparers: “These are the perfect circumstances we have had this season in a race,” she mentioned.

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 solution to her fifth World Cup.

Shiffrin had already been aiming for the file 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 file and this begin to the season, Shiffrin has forgotten the failure of the Beijing Olympic Video games final yr, from which he left with out a medal and with three withdrawals.

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