Mikaela Shiffrin has set the World Cup record for most career victories with her 87th triumph, making an irresistible claim to being skiing’s greatest racer.
Shiffrin becomes skiing’s GOAT with 87th World Cup win
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has set one of sport’s great landmarks, taking the outright World Cup record for most career victories with 87 by winning a slalom in the Swedish resort of Are.
Shiffrin made an irresistible claim to being the greatest World Cup alpine skier in history as she surpassed the record of 86 set by Swedish men’s slalom legend Ingemar Stenmark in 1989.
Are is the resort where where she won her first race more than a decade ago and it was also apt that she broke the record in her favoured event, the slalom, in Stenmark’s native land.
Shiffrin had matched Stenmark’s mark of 86 wins with victory in a giant slalom Friday.