Mikaela Shiffrin equals Lindsey Von’s record for most Alpine Skiing World Cup wins: NPR


Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates her victory in alpine skiing at the Women’s Giant Slalom World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, January 8, 2023.

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Mikaela Shiffrin equals Lindsey Von's record for most Alpine Skiing World Cup wins: NPR

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates her victory in alpine skiing at the Women’s Giant Slalom World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Giovanni Auletta/AP

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin equaled Lindsey Vonn’s record for most Alpine World Cup victories as a woman, at 82.

Shiffrin, 27, won the title on Sunday in the giant slalom event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. She beat the Italian Federica Brignone 0.77 seconds, and Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami came in third place, according to the International Ski and Snowboard Federation.

“I was so nervous that race,” she said after the race. “I don’t know why, maybe a bit because of the 82, and I really wanted to ski well, and I did, so I can’t believe it.”

Shiffrin, a native of Colorado, won her first Alpine Skiing World Cup aged 17 in 2012. She has also won six world championships and two Olympic gold medals (she is the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal). gold in slalom).


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