Mikaela Shiffrin Sets A World Cup Record

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There has not been a world cup skier, male or female, that has won more than 14 races in a single season. That record was set during the 1988-89 season by Swiss skier Vreni Schneider. That changed today as American Mikaela Shiffrin took first place in slalom for her 15th win of this season.

After taking a third-place finish yesterday in GS, Shiffrin came out not holding anything back and was able to take first place after the first run. She was able to hold onto first with no issue, finishing 0.85 ahead of second place finisher Wendy Holdener and approximately two full seconds ahead of third place finished, and closest rival, Petra Vlhova.

Though the end of the season is approaching, Shiffrin still has a few more opportunities to increase the number of wins for the season. Aside from setting this record today, she also clinched the World Cup Overall last week with her commanding points lead over second place Petra Vlhova.

The following is what the young superstar had to say about this record win today and her performance for the third place in GS yesterday.


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