Shiffrin closes in on skiing record with first-run GS lead
Shiffrin could move past Vreni Schneider after matching the Swiss standout's mark of 20 World Cup GS victories last week. The overall record, between men and women, is held by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who won 46 giant slaloms in the 1970s and 80s. Shiffrin has secured the overall, slalom and GS titles this season and set the record for most career wins with 87.news.yahoo.com
‘Not done yet:' Skier Shiffrin continues quest for records
Does getting a record 87th World Cup win make Mikaela Shiffrin the greatest ski racer of all time? Shiffrin doesn’t think so, despite congratulations pouring in from the likes of tennis stars Roger Federer and Iga Swiatek, actress Kate Winslet, and fellow skiing standouts Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller.news.yahoo.com
Mikaela Shiffrin gets her record 86th World Cup victory
Moments after winning her record-tying 86th World Cup race, Mikaela Shiffrin was asked by a Swedish broadcaster to directly address Ingemar Stenmark, the skiing standout who had promised to watch at home on television. “No matter what I do, it doesn’t ever compare to what you achieved,” Shiffrin said into the TV6 camera from the lakeside resort. Shiffrin matched the Swede's mark by winning a giant slalom on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Shiffrin's quest for win 86 moves to Stenmark's Sweden
Mikaela Shiffrin 's quest to tie Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 career World Cup victories now moves to his home country. Shiffrin's next race is a giant slalom in Are on Friday, as the American skier seeks one victory to match Stenmark 's total on the all-time overall winners list – between men and women. Are was also the venue of Shiffrin's first career win, in December 2012.news.yahoo.com
AP Interview: Stenmark says Shiffrin 'better than I was'
To Ingemar Stenmark, all this fuss over Mikaela Shiffrin as she approaches his record of 86 World Cup skiing victories is beside the point. While all 86 of Stenmark’s wins in the 1970s and 80s came in the technical disciplines of slalom (40) and giant slalom (46), Shiffrin’s 85 wins have come, yes, predominantly in slalom (52) giant slalom (19) or parallel (5), but also in super-G (5), downhill (3) and combined (1). Stenmark knows the numbers well, because he enjoys following Shiffrin’s races.news.yahoo.com
Shiffrin left fuming over start delay after Vlhova home win
Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, World Cup women's giant slalom in Jasna, Slovakia, Sunday, March 7, 2021. '”While Shiffrin acknowledged interruptions are a common part of the sport, she said the lengthy delay was not necessary this time. Vlhova finished 10th and 12th in the last two giant slaloms on the World Cup, and 12th at the world championships last month. Jasna is not a regular stop on the women’s World Cup circuit. The result gave Bassino a lead of 148 points over Worley with only the season-ending GS at the World Cup Finals in Switzerland remaining.
Shiffrin leads Gisin in slalom after 1st run, Vlhova in 6th
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Semmering, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. All rights reservedSEMMERING – Mikaela Shiffrin held a slim lead after the opening run of women’s World Cup slalom Tuesday, putting Petra Vlhova’s five-race winning streak in danger. All 28 World Cup slaloms since January 2017 have been won by either Shiffrin, who triumphed 19 times, or Vlhova. Shiffrin is after her second win since returning to the circuit in November from a 10-month break. The American won this race the last two times it was held, in 2016 and 2018.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins emotional World Cup giant slalom race
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts at finish area after completing an alpine ski women's World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)COURCHEVEL – An emotional Mikaela Shiffrin won her first World Cup ski race since the death of her father nearly a year ago. Shiffrin protected her first-run lead in Monday's giant slalom and finished 0.82 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone. The American skier was at first subdued after crossing the line and seeing she had secured her 67th World Cup win. Shiffrin tied Marcel Hirscher for third on the all-time World Cup win list, trailing only Lindsey Vonn with 82 and Ingemar Stenmark with 86.