Mikaela Shiffrin ends season with document twenty first big slalom win
SOLDEU, Andorra — Mikaela Shiffrin gained her twenty first profession big slalom on the World Cup finals Sunday because the American standout ended the season with yet one more document.
The victory moved Shiffrin previous Vreni Schneider, every week after matching the Swiss skier’s mark of 20 World Cup big slalom victories. The American has gained seven of the previous eight occasions and took the large slalom world title final month.
The general document, between women and men, is held by Swedish nice Ingemar Stenmark, who gained 46 big slaloms within the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s.
“I don’t know, you guys tell me,” Shiffrin stated with fun when she was requested about attainable subsequent data in a courseside interview performed by her boyfriend and World Cup downhill champion, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. “Just keep moving right along,”
When Kilde requested her about plans to enhance for subsequent season, Shiffrin quipped: “We can discuss that later, in private.”
Shiffrin secured the general, slalom and big slalom titles this season and prolonged the all-time document for many profession wins to 88.
On Sunday, Shiffrin additionally set a private finest of two,206 World Cup factors from 31 begins this season, two factors greater than her tally from 2018-19, when she competed in 26 races.
Just one skier has secured extra factors in a single season: Slovenian nice Tina Maze ended her 2012-13 marketing campaign with 2,414.
Sunday’s end result additionally marked Shiffrin’s document 138th profession World Cup podium, transferring her one forward of former teammate Lindsey Vonn’s mark of 137.
However for Shiffrin, her private favourite document got here 9 years in the past.
“Honestly, I think probably being the youngest Olympic slalom champion. That was really the only record that I actually ever wanted, like really shot for,” stated Shiffrin, who was 18 when she gained her first Olympic gold on the 2014 Sochi Video games. “It happened quite some time ago, and I’m still motivated today; I still had that nervous feeling up there. I was so nervous at the start … because you want to do well. And it doesn’t matter about records. It’s just you want to do well.”
With the solar beaming down on the Avet course, Shiffrin held on to her first-run result in edge Thea Louise Stjernesund by 0.06 seconds. The Norwegian earned her first profession podium.
Canadian skier Valerie Grenier was third, trailing Shiffrin by 0.20.
Three of the highest seven ranked racers didn’t end their first runs, as Petra Vlhova, who gained Saturday’s slalom, Federica Brignone and Olympic champion Sara Hector all missed a gate.
Two-time former world champion Tessa Worley positioned eleventh in what she stated can be the ultimate race of her profession. The French big slalom specialist has gained 16 races and three season titles, most not too long ago final yr.