Two-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion Mikaela Shiffrin won Wednesday’s FIS Ski World Cup in Courchevel/Meribel, France, and followed up with a second-place finish in today’s Super G to take the overall Crystal Globe.
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Her closest rival, Slovakian Petra Vlhova, finished outside of the points in 17th, making it mathematically impossible to catch Shiffrin in the remaining two races of the FIS Ski World Cup Finals.
The victory was Shiffrin’s 74th career victory and third downhill victory. The last time Shiffrin won a downhill race was on January 24, 2020, in Bankso, Bulgaria. She has 74 career World Cup wins, trailing only Vonn (82) and Ingemar Stenmark (86).
“There were many moments this season that have been very great. But there’s also been some very low moments. It’s the lowest I’ve ever felt in my career, in my life as well. Not just skiing, but as a human, there’s been moments where I feel the weight of everything so much that it’s just a terrible feeling.
– Mikaela Shiffrin
Shiffrin was happy to put the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics behind her by winning her fourth Crystal Globe. This is Shiffrin’s first overall title since she won three in a row from 2017-19.
Shiffrin is now tied with former teammate Lindsey Vonn with four overall titles. Among women, only Annemarie Moser-Pröll, with six, has more overall titles.
Up next is the mixed team event on Friday. The U.S. will not field a team. On Saturday, River Radamus will take on the giant slalom, and Mikaela Shiffrin and Paula Moltzan will represent the U.S. in the slalom, reports US Ski and Snowboard.