BERLIN, March 19 (dpa/EP) –
The American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has achieved her 88th victory in the World Cup this Sunday and two more records in the giant slalom event that is taking place in Grandvalira (Andorra).
The women’s season began with two victories for Shiffrin in November, and the success this Sunday in Soldeu, beating the Norwegian Thea Luisa Stjernsund by six hundredths of a lead and the Canadian Valerie Grenier by two tenths, marks her fourteenth victory of the campaign. .
She surpassed Lindsey Vonn’s women’s record of 82 wins for the first time in January, and last weekend she also surpassed Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record of 86 wins to become the most decorated skier in the World Cup. Many experts believe that Shiffrin, who turned 28 on March 13, can reach 100 World Cup wins if she stays healthy.
Shiffrin also surpassed Vonn with the 138th podium of his career, a mark only bettered by Stenmark (155) and equal to that of the Austrian Marcel Hirscher (138), in the men’s section. In addition, she is now the giant slalom skier with the most wins, with 21, tied with the Swiss Vreni Schneider.
The season’s 14 wins are the second best mark alongside Schneider’s, and her final season-length points tally of 2,206 secured her fifth World Cup title, with a 989-point lead over Switzerland’s Lara. Gut-Behrami, the third best in the specialty.
Shiffrin also won a seventh slalom and a second giant slalom World Cup title, in addition to giant slalom gold and super-giant and slalom silver at the World Championships last month. Italian Sofia Goggia won another downhill title and Gut-Behrami, the super-giant one.
French Tessa Worley, two-time giant slalom world champion and World Cup winner, finished eleventh in the last race of her career.