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Mikaela Shiffrin Sets a New All-time Alpine Ski World Cup Wins Record

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin Sets a New All-time Alpine Ski World Cup Wins Record
Mikaela Shiffrin. Slalom Podium Are 2023. Picture: GEPA Pictures / HEAD Ski

In the same place Mikaela Shiffrin won her first ever Alpine Ski World Cup Race 11 years ago, the 27-year-old US skie Ace has set today a new record for the most ever Alpine Ski World Cup wins of all time.

Just 24 hours after equaling Ingemar Stenmark's record for World Cup victories, Mikaela Shiffrin achieved a new milestone with her 13th win of the season two days before her 28th birthday on March 13th. Her win in Åre makes her, statistically, the most successful skier in Alpine Ski World Cup history.

Mikaela Shiffrin had already clinched the Slalom title at Spindleruv Mlyn. She has now won the Women's Slalom World Cup title seven times.

Shiffrin has won a record five Slalom World Cup events in Åre, including her first career World Cup victory on 20 December 2012.

Shiffrin has finished on the podium in nine of ten World Cup Slalom events she competed in this season. The only exception was a fifth place finish in Killington on 27 November 2022.

Shiffrin's record of 53 World Cup wins in the Slalom is the most for any alpine skier in any discipline. Ingemar Stenmark follows with 46 wins in the Men's Giant Slalom, and Lindsey Vonn with 43 wins in the Women's Downhill.

Those are the moments that make this. I can’t put a name with the numbers, I’ve said this the whole time, I don’t know how to define that but when you have thee special moments like being on the podium with Paula Moltzan in Semmering, seeing my brother and Christie and my mum in the finish today, that’s what makes it memorable. What an unbelievable day", Shiffrin said.

I am so proud of the skiing I did both runs today. I am so proud of the team this whole season, every step of the way being strong and focused and positive and having the right goals and helping me manage my own focus and the distractions as well, it’s been incredible", she added.

Wendy Holdener finished in second place 0.92 seconds behind Shiffrin. She is the only alpine skier other than Mikaela Shiffrin to claim more than one World Cup Slalom victories this season.

Before her wins in Killington and Sestriere this season Holdener had achieved 30 World Cup podiums in the slalom without ever standing on the top of the podium.

"She is a champion. When you think that many wins in so few years, it’s crazy. Having so many podiums next to her isn't so bad", Holdener said.

Anna Swenn Larsson rounded out the podium in third place 0.95 seconds behind Shiffrin.

"She is such a great athlete and person. She is unbelievable and it’s really cool to race against her. I hope to beat her one more time or two more times before I’m done, that’s my goal", Swenn Larsson said.


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