Mikaela Shiffrin tied Lindsey Vonn’s women’s World Cup skiing record with her 82nd win today in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia today.
“I was so nervous this run. I have a rash on my face I was so nervous. I don’t know why, maybe a little bit was because of 82. I just really wanted to ski well, and I did. It was a fight. But it was pretty amazing conditions and I got a report from the coaches and they were like, ‘It’s really attackable, so just go for it.’ I’ve been in this position before and I’ve given it away and today I wanted to fight for it.” – Mikaela Shiffrin, today
Mikaela’s win today came in giant slalom.
Mikaela’s first chance to break Lindsey Vonn’s record and record her 83 win comes on Tuesday in Flachau, Austria.
Current Career Totals:
- 233 World Cup Starts
- 129 World Cup Podiums
- 82 World Cup Victories
- 51 World Cup Slalom Victories
- 17 World Cup GS Victories
- 5 World Cup Super-G Victories
- 5 World Cup Parallel Victories
- 3 World Cup Downhill Victories
- 1 World Cup Alpine Combined Victory
Mikaela is on fire this season with 8 World Cup wins already.
Mikaela now sets her sights on Ingemar Stenmark’s overall world cup record of 86 wins – which is only 4 wins away…
Mikaela and Lindsey Vonn now both have 20 more wins than the next closest woman, Annemarie Moser-Proll from Austria who has 62 wins.
Lindsey Vonn needed 395 races to acquire her 82 wins.
Mikaela got to 82 wins in only 233 races.
Mikaela is 27 years old.
Lindsey Vonn retired at 34 years old.
Mikaela has quite a few more years to rack up World Cup wins with a realistic chance to break 100 wins.
Mikaela also jumped ahead of Annemarie Moser-Proll and Tessa Worley from France with her 17th giant slalom win to become 2nd on the women’s all-time with only Vreni Schneider from Switzerland ahead of her at 20 giant slalom wins.