Alpine skier Shiffrin breaks World Cup record
Alpine skier Shiffrin breaks Sweden’s Stenmark’s World Cup record
MOSCOW, 11 Mar – American Mikaela Shiffrin won the 87th World Cup victory in Alpine skiing and broke the record of Swede Ingemar Stenmark.
She showed the best result in slalom at the World Cup in Åre, Sweden on the basis of two attempts – 1 minute 41.77 seconds. Second place was taken by Swiss Wendy Holdener (+0.92), third place went to Sweden’s Anna Svenn Larsson (+0.95). Earlier, Shiffrin won the overall World Cup title for the fifth time ahead of schedule.
Shiffrin, 27, won the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Games in slalom, and also won the gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in giant slalom. She also won silver in combination at the Games in South Korea. She is a seven-time world champion.
The International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) due to the situation in Ukraine suspended the Russians and Belarusians from the final starts of last season. In October, the FIS Council extended the suspension for the 2022/23 season.
The 2022/23 World Cup Final will be held March 15-19 in Andorra.