Alpine Ski World Cup 2022-2023. Slalom Winners Mikaela Shiffrin and Lucas Braathen
Mikaela Shiffrin and Lucas Braathen were the winners of the Slalom discipline in the Alpine Ski World Cup.
Mikaela Shiffrin finished in the podium in ten of the 11 Women's Slalom events in this season's World Cup (6 wins, 3 second places, and one third place), only missing out on a podium finish in Killington (fifth place) on 27 November 2022..
The 28-year-old US ski Ace surpassed Ingemar Stenmark (86) as the alpine skier with the most World Cup event wins. In Åre, in the same place she won her first ever Alpine Ski World Cup Race 11 years ago, Shiffrin set a new record for the most ever Alpine Ski World Cup wins of all time. In Soldeu, Andorra, she added another win to her record for a total of 88 World Cup wins.
She recorded 53 of her 88 wins in the slalom, a record for most wins in a single event. Ingemar Stenmark follows with 46 wins in the Men's Giant Slalom, and Lindsey Vonn with 43 wins in the Women's Downhill.
Shiffrin clinched the Slalom title at Spindleruv Mlyn. 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).
Lucas Braathen finished in second place behind Ramon Zenhäusern in the last race of the season in Soldeu and grabs the Slalom Crystal Globe. The 22-year-old Norwegian won the Slalom races in Adelboden and Val d'Isere this season, and arrived in Soldeu with a lead of 32 points.
Braathen finished on the podium in six of the ten Men's World Cup slalom events this season.
Lucas Braathen is the third Norwegian to win the Men's Slalom Crystal Globe, after Henrik Kristoffersen (3, 2015-2016, 2019-2020, and 2021-2022), and Kjetil André Aamodt (1, 1999-2000).