SportMikaela Shiffrin, who won 83 World Cups, broke Lindsey Vonn's record.

Mikaela Shiffrin, who won 83 World Cups, broke Lindsey Vonn’s record.


January 24, 2023. The date forever written in the snow. Two weeks after repeating the record of compatriot Lindsey Vonn (82 wins) in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, Mikaela Shiffrin climbed to the top of alpine skiing on her own. The American signed on Tuesday, January 24, the 83rd success of her career on the giant Kronplatz in Italy, becoming the only record holder for victories at the world championships.

At 27 years old (soon to be 28 on March 13), she is only three points away from the absolute mark, both among women and among men, of the Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark (86 victories). A record she could break ahead of the World Championships in Courchevel and Méribel (February 6-19) in the French Alps. To do this, she will have to put her hands up at the finish of three races of the program by then: in the slalom on Wednesday at Kronplatz, then in the slalom at Spindleruv Mlyn, in the Czech Republic, on Saturday and Sunday.

Regarded by her peers as the greatest skier in history, the Vail, Colorado skier continues to write her legend, having already been a two-time Olympic champion (Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018), a six-time world champion (2013, 2015). , 2017, 2019 and 2021), a four-time winner of a large crystal globe, a World Cup overall standings and eight small globes awarded to winners of classifications by type (downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super giant and combined). ).

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Johan ROBLIN


Source: TF1

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