Mikaela Shiffrin Makes World Cup History With 50th Slalom Victory

Mikaela Shiffrin Makes World Cup History With 50th Slalom Victory

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Mikaela Shiffrin Makes World Cup History With 50th Slalom Victory

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Maybe you’re interested in ski racing, maybe you aren’t, but you can’t deny that Mikaela Shiffrin is crushing the game. In fact, just this morning we posted about her 79th World Cup victory in Semmering, Austria. That placed her just 3 victories behind Lindsey Vonn and 7 behind Ingemar Stenmark’s all time record.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about her again, because she’s done it again. This time, though, she made major history. With teammate Paula Moltzan coming in second and Mikaela in first, the duo took the U.S. Ski Team’s first 1-2 finish in a Women’s World Cup slalom race in 51 years, according to Colorado Public Radio.

“I honestly have no idea, I have no idea what to say about that. But one thing that is easy to say: U.S. 1-2 in slalom, that is amazing. That is unbelievable.” – Mikaela Shiffrin

Adding to that, with this win in Semmering, Shiffrin became the first racer to win 50 World Cup races in a single discipline (slalom, obviously). Not a single racer, neither male, nor female, has won more than 46 in one discipline. The race was also Moltzan’s first career podium in slalom.

Shiffrin now holds 80 victories in the Alpine World Cup, just two behind Lindsey Vonn’s all time women’s record, and 6 behind Ingemar Stenmark’s all time record. With races continuing until the end of March, we could quite possibly see Shiffrin take even more records by the end of this ski season.

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