Mikaela Shiffrin breaks Lindsey Vonn’s record for World Cup wins

A little less than a year ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was stuck in an Olympic nightmare.

On Tuesday, she cemented her place in skiing history.

The 27-year-old Shiffrin broke fellow American Lindsey Vonn’s record for World Cup victories by a female skier with her 83rd win. She will now set her sights on the all-gender record of 86 victories, set by Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark.

Shiffrin got the women’s record just over two weeks after matching it – continuing an incredible run of form that has left her towering over her peers in the sport. This was her ninth World Cup victory of the season, and her seventh win in her last 11 races.

And she did it in dominant fashion, winning both runs of the giant slalom in Kronplatz, Italy. When she crossed the finish line after the second run, Shiffrin briefly bent over before standing up and pumping her fist at the crowd.

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