82nd World Championship victory for Mikaela Shiffrin in Kranjska Gora, equaling Lindsey Vonn’s record

Down on Saturday at the first giant in Kranjska (6e), Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t pass up the opportunity to equal Lindsey Vonn’s World Cup wins record on Sunday. The 27-year-old American had set the best time in the first race and did not let up in the second, flying the Podkoren 3 to finish 77 hundredths ahead of the Olympic runner-up in Beijing last year. Formerly Federica Brignone.

“Nervous before the race”, in his words at the microphone of the organization, then moved to have achieved his goal, Shiffrin will have the opportunity to overtake him next Wednesday at the Flachau slalom. Precocious talent (first win at 17), the skier from Vail (Colorado) joined Vonn on the list at just 27 years old, as her eldest was 32 at the time of her last success. She directly threatens Swedish Ingemar Stenmark’s (86) absolute record and can set the bar much higher if she extends her productive career for several years.

With her record and her extraordinary start to the season (8 wins, a second place in 16 starts), Shiffrin has completely erased the failure at the Olympic Games in Beijing last year, from which she left without a medal, but with three outings. track.


Mikaela Shiffrin’s World Cup win rate. That’s 82 wins in 232 races. that’s much better than Lindsey Vonn, but still a reference with 21% success (82 successes for 395 starts).

Worley off the mark

Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami took 3rde place (+0.97), her third podium of the season. The day after her surprise victory, Canadian ValĂ©rie Grenier did not repeat her feat, but still managed a good performance by taking 6e up, at 1″35.

Tessa Worley, the only French woman to qualify for the second round, finished 18the (+3″03).


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