Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks Record For Slalom Victories with 41st World Cup Win

Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks Record For Slalom Victories with 41st World Cup Win

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Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks Record For Slalom Victories with 41st World Cup Win

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“I wanted to take a quiet moment to think about the day and what this race meant to me. The truth is, it did not feel like a record-breaking day for me. It felt like a day. A race day. A wonderful slalom race day, albeit a little foggy. And now I have this record to my name–a milestone that I never in my wildest dreams thought I would achieve when I was younger–but all I could think was, Ingemar was better. I don’t see it as “breaking his record”, I am just continuing it.”

Mikaela Shiffrin has another feather to add to her cap, overtaking legendary racer Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 40 World Cup victories in slalom. Mikaela was rewarded the traditional reindeer after her record-breaking win in Levi, Finland and named it Ingemar in honor of Stenmark.  Congratulations Mikaela, pretty soon you’ll have enough to pull Santa’s sleigh.

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Nice to meet you, Ingemar 💛 • • • I was thinking about this name yesterday after the race when someone mentioned the record, but there were a couple things to sort through before announcing it. First was to ask for Ingemar’s permission of course! But I also wanted to take a quiet moment to think about the day and what this race meant to me. The truth is, it did not feel like a record-breaking day for me. It felt like a day. A race day. A wonderful slalom race day, albeit a little foggy😝. And now I have this record to my name–a milestone that I never in my wildest dreams thought I would achieve when I was younger–but all I could think was, Ingemar was better. I don’t see it as “breaking his record”, I am just continuing it. So even though the idea of naming my reindeer after Ingemar was born from the talk of “breaking” the record, in the end that is not why I chose to do it. It is simply a tribute to one of absolute greatest ski racers to ever live.💛 #weareskiing

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