Alpine Ski World Cup 2022-2023. Giant Slalom Winners Mikaela Shiffrin and Marco Odermatt
Mikaela Shiffrin and Marco Odermatt were the absolute dominators of the Giant Slalom discipline in the World Cup.
Mikaela Shiffrin has won seven Giant Slalom events this season (Semmering I and II, Kranjska Gora, Kronplatz I and II, Are, and Soldeu). The only alpine skier (male or female) to record more than seven giant slalom victories in a single season is Ingemar Stenmark: 10 in 1978-1979.
After winning the last race of the season in Andorra, with 21 victories, Mikaela Shiffrin is the woman with the most World Cup event wins in the Giant Slalom.
Shiffrin is the first woman since Anna Veith (5 between December 2013 and October 2014) to win five successive Giant Slalom races in the women's World Cup.
The 28-year-old secured the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe at Are. It's her second Crystal Globe in the discipline. In total, Shiffrin finish the current season with a total of 15 Crystal Globes (5 total, 7 in Slalom, 2 in Giant Slalom and one in Super-G).
Marco Odermatt was the absolute dominator of the discipline. He is the reigning Olympic Champion, World Champion, and Crystal Globe winner in the Men's Giant Slalom.
The 25-year-old Swiss has competed in nine Men's Giant Slalom World Cup events this season and won seven of these (Sölden, Val d'Isère, Alta Badia, Adelboden, Kranjska Gora I and II, and Soldeu). He finished third in Alta Badia (18 December) and second in Palisade Tahoe (26 February). Only Ingmar Stenmark (10 in 1978-1979) has won more Giant Slalom races in a single season.
Since December 7, 2020 in Santa Caterina Odermatt has won 14 Giant Slalom events in the World Cup. Among Swiss men, only von Michael von Grünigen (23) won more men's giant slalom World Cup events than Odermatt (14).
Marco Odermatt had secured the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe in Kranjska Gora. Odermatt also picked up the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe last season becoming the first Swiss man to do so since Didier Cuche in 2008-2009. The last Swiss man to claim the Giant Slalom globe in successive seasons was Michael von Grünigen in 1995-1996, and 1996-1997.
He has won 13 World Cup events this season. Only three men had also won 13 races in a single season: Ingemar Stenmark in 1978-1979 (13), Hermann Maier in 2000-2001 (13) and Marcel Hirscher in 2017-2018 (13).