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Mikaela Shiffrin is the G.O.A.T.

Updated: Apr 24

Mikaela Shiffrin G.O.A.T. US Ski Team. Atomic Ski
Mikaela Shiffrin. Picture: Atomic Ski

Mikaela Shiffrin achieved today her 88th World Cup victory in Soldeu, Andorra. Last week in Åre had surpassed Ingemar Stenmark's record for World Cup victories. The win in Sweden, in the place she won her first World Cup race 11 years ago, makes the US skier, statistically, the greatest skier of all-time.

Another win, another record. After Shiffrin's win in Andorra, with 21 victories, she is the woman with the most World Cup event wins in the Giant Slalom. She has surpassed Vreni Schneider record of 20 World Cup victories in the Women's Giant Slalom.

A Fifth place at Kvitfjell in the Downhill was enough for US star Mikaela Shiffrin to secure the Overall World Cup title.

Mikaela Shiffrin has won the overall Crystal Globe for the fifth time in her career, after 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2021-2022. Only Marcel Hirscher (8), Annemarie Moser-Pröll (6) and Marc Girardelli (5) won the overall World Cup at least five times. She goes past Lindsey Vonn as the American with the most Big Globes to her name.

The 28-year-old clinched the Slalom title at Spindleruv Mlyn and the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe at Are. 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).

Mikaela Shiffrin won three medals at the 47th Alpine World Ski Championships in Méribel and Courchevel. A gold medal in Giant Slalom, and two silver medals in the Super-G and the Slalom. That makes a total of 14 world championship medals, just one behind all-time leader German Christel Cranz (15), in 17 starts: seven golds, four silvers and three bronze medals.

Mikaela Shiffrin was born March 13, 1995 in Vail, Colorado.

On February 2011 Shiffrin won the Slalom bronze medal at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships held at Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Mikaela Shiffrin made her debut in the World Cup on March 11, 2011, in Giant Slalom at Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic.

When she was only 16-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin, in her 8th World Cup start she made it onto the podium in Slalom in December 2011 in Lienz.

A year after she won her first World Cup race in Åre on December 2012 when she was only 17-year-old.

In Schladming in 2022, Mikaela Shiffrin won her 47th World Cup Slalom event, breaking the record for most World Cup victories in a single discipline set by Ingemar Stenmark (Giant Slalom, 46) in 1989.

On December 2012 when she was only 17-year-old, she won her first World Cup race in Åre
Mikaela Shiffrin. Åre 2012. Picture: GEPA Pictures / Atomic Ski

Only Ingemar Stenmark (155), have claimed more podiums in the World Cup than Mikaela Shiffrin (138). She is now tied with Marcel Hirscher (138).

Mikaela Shiffrin is an all-rounder who has won races in all disciplines. On December 2018, a 23-year-old Shiffrin became the first skier ever to win in all six FIS World Cup disciplines. The 27-year-old US skier has a record of 53 Slalom, 20 Giant Slalom, 5 Super-G, 3 Downhill, 3 City Events, 2 Parallel Slalom, and 1 Alpine Combined.

Mikaela Shiffrin Statistics

Olympic Winter Games Starts: 11 (including 1 Team Parallel in Beijing 2022)

Olympic Winter Games Medals: 3

Olympic Winter Games Victories: 2 (Sochi 2014 SL, and PyeongChang 2018 GS)

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 17

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums: 14

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Victories: 7

Schladming 2013 SL,

Vail - Beaver Creek 2015 SL,

St. Moritz 2017 SL,

Åre 2019 Super-G,

Åre 2019 SL,

Cortina d'Ampezzo 2021 Alpine Combined

Courchevel-Méribel 2023 Giant Slalom

FIS World Cup Starts: 249

FIS World Cup Podiums: 138

FIS World Cup Victories: 88

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