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Shiffrin equals Stenmark’s record of 86 World Cup wins

American skiing great Mikaela Shiffrin has won a record-tying 86th World Cup race with victory in a giant slalom in Sweden.

March 11, 2023
11 March 2023

US skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin has won her 86th World Cup race, equalling Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record with victory in a giant slalom, fittingly in his home country of Sweden.

Shiffrin’s magnificent win in Are on Friday finally enabled her to match the mark of the great Stenmark that was set 34 years ago.

The 27-year-old American protected her half-second lead from the first run and finished 0.64 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone for another dominant win.

“This is just a spectacular day. Oh my goodness,” she said in a course-side interview afterwards.

It was Shiffrin’s fourth straight wire-to-wire win in World Cup giant slaloms since January. In that time, she also took gold in the event at last month’s world championships in Meribel, France.

It also meant she clinched the season-long World Cup giant slalom title – a 15th career crystal globe trophy for the US maestro.

She has already won her fifth overall World Cup title and the slalom title this season.

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