Mikaela Shiffrin, the 24-year-old American alpine ski racer, has made history, becoming the most successful female World Cup skier of all time. On Sunday, Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race, surpassing the previous record of 82 held by Lindsey Vonn, who retired in February 2019.
The victory came in the slalom race at the World Cup finals in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, where Shiffrin finished 0.32 seconds ahead of Petra Vlhova of Slovakia. Shiffrin’s victory was her fourth of the season, and her first since February.
The victory comes on the heels of a difficult season for Shiffrin, who had to take a break from the World Cup circuit in November of 2019 due to the death of her father, Jeff Shiffrin. Since then, she has been slowly rebuilding her career, and her win on Sunday is a testament to her resilience.
Shiffrin’s career has been filled with success. She is the youngest skier to win four overall World Cup titles, and is the only woman to have won the World Cup slalom title for six consecutive seasons. She also won gold medals in the slalom and combined events at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Shiffrin’s victory on Sunday is a remarkable achievement, and a fitting tribute to the legacy of Lindsey Vonn. Vonn, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest skiers of all time, retired from the sport in February of 2019. She was the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing, and won a total of 82 World Cup races during her career.
Shiffrin’s victory is also a testament to her dedication and hard work. She has worked tirelessly to reach the top of her sport, and her record-breaking win is a testament to her talent and determination.
Shiffrin’s victory is a historic moment in the sport of skiing, and a reminder of the power of hard work and dedication. Her success is an inspiration to all athletes, and a reminder that anything is possible with the right attitude and effort.