Mikaela Shiffrin scored in Jasna, Slovakia her 95th World Cup victory, 82nd Slalom podium and 58th Slalom victory. No skier - male or female - has claimed as many World Cup victories in any discipline as Shiffrin in the Slalom.
With today's podium Shiffrin surpasses Ingemar Stenmark on the most World Cup podiums record in any discipline.
The 28-year-old ski superstar has won the last three World Cup Slalom events held in Jasná (2016, 2021, and 2023).
"Today it was definitely a big push to keep all my energy going all the way through the second run. I knew she put down an amazing run and I had to push. It was not easy. I didn't feel perfect but I felt good, so I'm super happy with it", Shiffrin said.
The 19-year-old Croatian rising star Zrinka Ljutic finished in second place 0.14 seconds behind Shiffrin. It's her second podium in the Alpine Ski World Cup. On January 29, 2023, she finished in third place in Špindleruv Mlýn.
"I'm really happy that I skied even better in the second run than the first. I'm proud of myself for managing this pressure in the second run. I think I took a glimpse of what it's like to be so close to the win", Ljutic said.
Anna Swenn Larsson finished in third place 0.81 seconds behind Shiffrin. She set the second-fastest second run to move up two spots from fifth to the podium. It's her 12th podium in the World Cup and her first one this season.
"I struggled a lot this season, especially the first races. I had some problems with my body and now everything just feels really well, mind and body. I'm feeling really strong again", Swenn Larsson said.