Friday, February 3, 2023

Shiffrin sets record with 83rd World Cup win

SAN VIGILIO DE MAREBE, Italy ( Associated Press) – Fatigue. relief. satisfaction.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin packed all those sensations and more after setting a record with her 83rd World Cup win on Tuesday.

Shiffrin’s victory in the giant slalom broke her tie in the women’s ski all-time standings with compatriot Lindsey Vonn, who had retired four years earlier when injuries forced her to retire early.

“I don’t think there are words to explain what I’m feeling,” Shiffrin said. “Finally, there is a lot of excitement… It is something that cannot be explained. I try to breathe and enjoy it.”

Shiffrin was within three wins of Ingemark Stenmark’s overall record – between men and women – of 86 wins. Steinmark competed in the 1970s and 1980s.

On Tuesday, Shiffrin led from start to finish at the Kronplatz resort in the Italian Dolomites, beating world champion Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.45 seconds and local and former world champion Federica Brignone by 1.43 seconds.

Shiffrin completed the course fastest on the first run, so she was the last skier for the second run.

Shiffrin said, “I was very nervous going into the second round, but mostly because I didn’t like to wait.

It was Shiffrin’s ninth win of the season.

He is barely 27 years old and it will take him a long time to raise his record in the elite. Vonn was 33 when she won her last World Cup event and Stenmark turned 32.

If he wins all three of his next races, Shiffrin can match Stenmark’s record on Sunday.

After a short break, Shiffrin will head to the World Championships in Courchevel and Meribel, France, from February 6.

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