Mikaela Shiffrin became the best skier in history, among men and women

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 Mikaela Shiffrin became the best skier in history, among men and women

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Mikaela Shiffrin won the slalom on Saturday, the 87th World Cup win of her career. Her latest victory broke the all-time record of 86 wins set by Swede Ingemar Stenmark. To date, Shiffin has won more races than any other man or woman in the history of alpine skiing.

On December 20, 2012, Shiffrin set a record in Ara, Sweden, where she took her first World Cup victory, also in slalom.

On Saturday, in a race where hundredths of a second are sometimes decisive, Shiffrin edged out rivals by nearly a full second, finishing 0.92 seconds ahead of Switzerland's Wendy Holdener.

Saturday's victory continued an exciting career 27- born in Vail, Colorado, to a family of skiers, and became arguably the greatest skier of all time.

In January, Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race, breaking American Lindsey Vonnie's record of being the No. 1 female skier of all time. generation of American skiers.”

Shiffrin's pace of victory is unmatched, as she set women's and men's winning records earlier than the previous two record holders.
Vaughn was 33 years old when she won her 82nd race and retired a year later. Stenmark was 32 years old when he took his 86th and final World Championship victory.

On Monday, Shiffrin turns 28.

“Shiffrin is such a great skier with fantastic technique and really deserves to break my record. I'll be happy for her when she does it, — wrote Stenmark in an email before she surpassed his record set in 1989.

Stenmark added: “She will be the first to achieve 100 world championship victories.”

Shiffrin has excelled even beyond her record. She has three medals at three Olympic Games and 14 medals at Alpine Skiing World Championships. The International Ski Federation (FIS) does not consider these competitions World Cup races.

World Championships, Shiffrin has won 14 medals in 17 starts. This means that every time she enters the starting gate, she has an 82.4% chance of making it to the podium.

She will finish the season at the Cup Final World Championships in Soldeu, Andorra, and plans to compete in three races: a super G on Thursday, followed by a slalom and a giant slalom. Shiffrin is a rare skier who can win any style of race.

In 2018 she became the first skier to win World Cup races in all six individual disciplines. In total, during her career she won 53 slaloms, 20 giant slaloms, five super-Gs, five team parallels, three downhills and one Alpine combined

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