Mikaela Shiffrin has landed the 85th World Cup win of her career to move just one behind Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record.
Shiffrin moves one win away from Stenmark
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has dominated a slalom for her 85th career victory to move within one of the World Cup record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark in the 1980s.
Shiffrin can match Stenmark’s 86 wins in another slalom at the same Czech venue of Spindleruv Mlyn on Sunday after a spectacular week.
The 27-year-old had shared the women’s record of 82 wins with former US teammate Lindsey Vonn before triumphing at back-to-back giant slaloms in Italy this week and adding her third straight win on Saturday.
The American overcame a mistake early in her second run as she posted the fastest times in both legs to beat Germany’s Lena Durr of Germany by 0.60 seconds.