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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

One Step Closer for Mikaela Shiffrin To Become the G.O.A.T.

Updated: Jan 11, 2023

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

The 27-year-old US skier achieved yesterday in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) her 82th World Cup Victory with another demostration perfomance. She is now level with Lindsey Vonn as World Cup wins record holder among women. The only skier to have won more World Cup events is Ingemar Stenmark (86).

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. Yesterday she achieved her 82th World Cup win in 233 starts. Lindsey Vonn won her first World Cup race at age 20 and her last at age 33, after starting 395 races in her career.

Last season Mikaela Shiffrin won the Overall Crystal Globe for the fourth time (2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2021-2022). Shiffrin is the third woman to win the overall crystal globe more than three times, after Annemarie Moser-Pröll (6) and Lindsey Vonn (4).

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.

The 27-year-old US skier is also second in the ranking of victories in Giant Slalom. Only Vreni Schneider (20) has had more wins in the Giant Slalom than Shiffrin.

Only Ingemar Stenmark (155), Marcel Hirscher (138), and Lindsey Vonn (137), have claimed more podiums in the World Cup than Mikaela Shiffrin (130).

The US skier has a record of 51 Slalom wins, 17 in the Giant Slalom, 5 in Super-G, 3 in Downhill and one in the Alpine Combined. She also won 5 Parallel races.

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: 13

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums: 11

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Victories: 6

FIS World Cup Starts: 233

FIS World Cup Podiums: 130

FIS World Cup Victories: 82


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