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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Mikaela Shiffrin Ends Season with Her 97th World Cup Victory

Updated: Mar 17

Mikaela Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin. Saalbach 2024 Alpine Ski World Cup Finals. Picture: Ski Paradise

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrated today a record-extending 97th World Cup victory in Saalbach. It was her 60-win in the Slalom. Mina Fuerst Holtmann finished in second place 0.54 seconds behind Shiffrin. Anna Swenn Larsson, who set the best time in the first run, finished in third place 0.63 seconds behind the US skier.

Mikaela Shiffrin secured her eighth Slalom Crystal Globe by winning the Åre Slalom on 10 March. The 29-year-old US skier has won seven of the 11 Women's World Cup Slalom events this season. She only claimed more World Cup Slalom wins in the 2018-2019 winter season (8).

Shiffrin won the last Women's World Cup Slalom race of the season a record seven times, the last time in Soldeu, Andorra, in 2018-2019.

"It’s been a wild season. I am really happy to be sitting here and happy for the final race of the season to go so well. There is always something from every season and this one taught me a lot about patience, trust, a lot about trust. A lot about communication and learning how to manage pain and still ski. Those are really important things that I hope will be useful for the rest of my career," Shiffrin said.

Norwegian Mina Fuerst Holtmann achieved today her third individual World Cup podium, her second one in the Slalom discipline. The last time she finished on the podium was in Åre on March 12, 2022.

"First of all, I really love these conditions, so I was lucky today. I was just focusing on what to do and I was being really strict with myself and that’s working. Because I am usually losing my head and doing too much but now it’s like ‘just stay with the task’ and it worked. It’s a huge relief for me and the whole team," Fuerst Holtmann said.

Anna Swenn Larsson finished on the podium for the third time this season, including a win in Soldeu in February.

"I am not happy with my second run. I know that I could have been battling with Mikaela today and it’s a shame that I didn’t," Swenn Larsson said.


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