Mikaela Shiffrin breaks Women’s World Cup wins record to 83


Mikaela Shiffrin LISA LEUTNER / PANORAMIC

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin set the new record for women’s World Cup victories by winning the 83rd victory of her career on Tuesday in the first giant slalom at Kronplatz, Italy.

After having equaled in early January Lindsey Vonn and her 82 victories, Shiffrin now holds the record alone, at just 27 years old. The skier from Vail (Colorado) is only three wins away from the absolute record of Swede Ingemar Stenmark (86). The world N.1 can reach the record before the Courchevel / Meribel World Championships (February 6-19) if she wins the three women’s World Cup races on the program by then, Wednesday again at Kronplatz in giant slalom then Saturday and Sunday in Spindleruv Mlyn (Czech Republic) in slalom.

During the first giant of Kronplatz, she put on a show by clocking the best time of the two runs. She is ahead of the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami by 45/100 and the Italian Federica Brignone by 1 sec 43/100. The American is steadily increasing her lead at the top of the general classification of the World Cup, heading towards a fifth crystal globe which no longer seems to be able to escape her.



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