Mikaela Shiffrin completed a feat this past weekend at that will cement the skier’s place among U.S. Ski Royalty at only 23 years old. After winning the super-G event in Lake Louise, Alberta this weekend, she became only the seventh woman to win every single world cup discipline
U.S. Ski and Snowboard described the dominance of her performance on Sunday:
“Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion, cruised into first place with a run of 1:19.41. The next-closest competitor, Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel, was .77 seconds behind her with a time of 1:20.18. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was third in 1:20.24.”
Shiffrin was as dominant at Lake Louise as she’s been for most of the season. The two-time defending overall champion stands at a monster 489 points on the season so far, a full 238 points clear of second place Swiss skier Michelle Gisin. For reference, that’s more than the entire point total of the third place skier, Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer.
Shiffrin took to Facebook today to share her thoughts on the historic win:
“When I was a little girl, I wanted to win every discipline, so this is just a dream come true. I figured that at some point in my career I’d be able to win a super-G, but I definitely didn’t expect for it to happen this quickly, because there are a lot of things I still need to learn about speed. For that to happen at this point in my career, I’m really over the moon about it.“
Fellow U.S. skiers and members of the elite club were quick to congratulate her on joining them.
This is truly a historic performance by the Avon, Colorado native, and fans of U.S. Skiing should thank their lucky stars they’re along for the ride.
Read the full report from U.S. Ski and Snowboard here.