Mikaela Shiffrin Just Became Only 5th Woman to Win 4 Medals in 1 World Championship

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Mikaela Shiffrin,
Mikaela Shiffrin. Credit: Gabriele Facciotti/Associated Press

Mikaela Shiffrin won four medals at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, becoming only the fifth woman to do in fourteen years. She took bronze in the slalom, her final event of the day.

“It’s incredible. I don’t think there was ever a time where I could have said ‘I win four medals in one world championships.’ But it’s one thing to sort of dream about getting the medals, but in the moment when it counts, having good enough skiing to do it, especially for the world championships to do it four times, is really special.”

– Mikaela Shiffrin

Shiffrin, 25, had earlier won gold in the combined event, took silver in the giant slalom, and with bronze in super-G. The last female to achieve four in one World Championship was Swedish skier Anja Parson.

Shiffrin had taken gold in the slalom at each of the past four world championships. Her bronze medal on Saturday was behind Austria’s Katharina Liensberger and Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova.

Shiffrin now has 11 career medals in the world championships, tied for second behind Germany’s Christl Cranz, who has 15.

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