Mikaela Shiffrin is on a historic winning streak becoming the first female skier to start a calendar year with five straight victories. ESPN reports Shiffrin also tied the record for most career wins by a 22 year old (41 wins) set by Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell in the 1970s. Shiffrin had this to say about matching Moser-Proell’s record:
“She is such an amazing name, legend in ski racing. It’s a different time now. A lot of people say you can’t really compare that and I agree with them. It’s incredible, nevertheless. I wasn’t thinking about the 41st victory, I was just thinking, you know, ski this one like this is going to be that last one you’ll ever ski.”
Mikaela spoke to NBC Sports about what this win means to her Olympic bid:
“This was the first time [this season] that I was coming from behind in the first run, and I had to make a statement. That was really important for me, a really big checkmark on the way to the Olympics because when we are there, anything can happen, and I want to be mentally prepared for all those possibilities.”
Congratulations to Mikaela….can’t wait to see you in South Korea in February!!!!
With all this winning the conversation has to start about who is the G.O.A.T?