Mikaela Shiffrin has already lost to Lindsey Vonn, two weeks after she equaled the record for most World Cup wins set by her compatriot. The 27-year-old American won the giant slalom at Kronplatz on Tuesday and at the same time won her 83rd World Cup win in Alpine skiing. The two-time Olympic champion achieved her 82nd success in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on January 8th. She is now alone at the top of the Everest of women’s skiing.
Despite this set record, Shiffrin’s hunt doesn’t end there. A skier from Colorado can aspire to the 86 successes of Swede Ingemar Stenmark, the highest scoring World Cup race winner for women and men combined.
In Italy, Shiffrin set the best time of the two races. Upon arrival, she outstripped Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami by 45 hundredths and Italian Federica Brignone by more than a second (1′43). In addition to the historic symbol of her performance, the American continues to move closer to the fifth crystal globe, which is more than 550 points ahead of runner-up Gut-Behrami in the overall standings.
If she won the big globe last year, Shiffrin has yet to recover from a disappointing Winter Olympics. In Beijing, she did not receive a single medal. This Tuesday, she can be reassured by watching her Pharaonic win ratio at the world championships: it is approaching 35%.
Source: Le Parisien
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