Mikaela Shiffrin clinches her seventy fifth World Cup win, breaking a Lindsey Vonn report


Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her seventy fifth World Cup win in Levi, Finland on Saturday, sealed with an electrifying second run, as she broke Lindsey Vonn’s report for probably the most podiums in a single self-discipline by a feminine skier.

She is now simply seven World Cup wins shy of her fellow American’s report 82 wins for a feminine skier and 11 behind the all-time chief, Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark.

“It was a nice feeling on the first run, I felt pretty good, but I was holding back a little bit,” she mentioned, based on the Worldwide Ski Federation’s (FIS) web site, after her 67th World Cup slalom win. Vonn has 66 downhill victories.

“On the second run I made adjustments and it felt like a really good pace and tempo. I was strong and solid everywhere.”

She carried a bonus of simply two hundredths of a second from the primary run into the second and getting into into the steepest part of the course, she had fallen 0.14 seconds behind Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova.

However on the steep and thru to the end, Shiffrin showcased her trademark energy to finish each runs in a time of 1.51:25, pushing Sweden’s Anna Swenn Larson to second place by 0.16 seconds.

Vlhova, who had gained the earlier 4 slaloms in Levi, finally completed in third.

“Today was a really good day. It was not easy, I was a bit nervous but in the end I could ski the way I wanted to,” Shiffrin instructed Eurosport afterwards.

“On the second run especially, I really felt the good skis, the turns that are fun to do so sometimes you push as hard as you can and it doesn’t work – you straddle, or you don’t win. It can be heartbreaking but for today we can be happy about it and refocus again for tomorrow.”

It marked Shiffrin’s persevering with triumphant return to kind after she failed to complete three of the six occasions she entered on the 2022 Winter Olympics in February and returned from Beijing empty-handed.

And, in addition to the gold medal, Shiffrin will return residence from Levi along with her fifth Lapland reindeer, the standard prize at Levi.

“I don’t have any ideas [about a name] but we can have a debrief later with the team,” she mentioned, based on the FIS web site. “I’ll come up with the name later, or tomorrow. I never think about a name before I race, because I don’t want to jinx it.”