SOLDEU, Andorra — Soon after capping her document-placing period with job gain 88, Mikaela Shiffrin was asked 1 problem about and about all over again – and she could not seriously remedy it.
What is next?
“What do you imagine will occur future? How numerous victories?,” Johan Eliasch, president of the Worldwide Ski and Snowboard Federation, desired to know immediately after handing Shiffrin her fifth major crystal world, the prize for profitable the Globe Cup all round title.
“I never have a guess at how numerous,” Shiffrin replied. “Sometimes a section of me feels like that’s often my final victory. I hope not, I preserve heading for additional.”
A week following breaking the document of Swedish terrific Ingemar Stenmark, the American extended the all-time finest mark for most vocation wins to 88 by profitable the previous race of the time, a big slalom at the Planet Cup Finals on Sunday.
Her 21st occupation gain in the self-discipline marked nonetheless a further milestone as it moved Shiffrin past Swiss skier Vreni Schneider, who had 20 Entire world Cup GS victories involving the mid-80s and mid-90s. The American has won 7 of the last 8 occasions and took the GS globe title past month.
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The over-all file, concerning men and women, is held by Stenmark, who received 46 huge slaloms in the 1970s and 80s.
The “what’s up coming?” question also arrived from her boyfriend and Globe Cup downhill champion, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who conducted a class-side job interview right after the race.
“I never know, you fellas notify me. Just keep going appropriate along,” reported Shiffrin, who also secured the slalom and GS titles this year.
Following Kilde asked her about programs to make improvements to for following period, Shiffrin quipped: “We can examine that later on, in non-public.”
Shiffrin also established a private finest of 2,206 Entire world Cup points from 31 starts this season, two points additional than her tally from 2018-19, when she competed in 26 races.
Only 1 skier secured more details in a one time: Slovenian wonderful Tina Maze ended her 2012-13 marketing campaign on 2,414.
Later, Shiffrin posed for shots with men’s total champion Marco Odermatt, who set the men’s report of 2,042 points. It is the 1st Earth Cup period in which equally the women’s and men’s in general winner completed on more than 2,000 factors.
Sunday’s end result also marked Shiffrin’s file 138th career Globe Cup podium, transferring her one particular ahead of previous teammate Lindsey Vonn’s mark of 137.
But for Shiffrin, her personalized favourite history arrived 9 years in the past.
“Honestly, I believe almost certainly remaining the youngest Olympic slalom champion. That was definitely the only report that I in fact ever required, like seriously shot for,” claimed Shiffrin, who was 18 when she won her initially Olympic gold at the 2014 Sochi Games.
“It took place pretty some time ago, and I’m continue to determined nowadays, I nonetheless had that nervous experience up there. I was so anxious at the commence … mainly because you want to do effectively. And it does not matter about data, it is just you want to do effectively.”
With the sun beaming down on the Avet system, Shiffrin held on to her a 1st-operate guide to edge Thea Louise Stjernesund by .06 seconds. The Norwegian acquired her initially career podium.
Canadian skier Valerie Grenier was third, trailing Shiffrin by .20.
Three of the major seven ranked racers did not end their first runs, as Petra Vlhova, who won Saturday’s slalom, Federica Brignone and Olympic champion Sara Hector all skipped a gate.
Two-time former environment winner Tessa Worley put 11th in what she reported would be the previous race of her vocation. The French GS specialist has won 16 races and three season titles, most not too long ago past yr.
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