American snowboarding star Mikaela Shiffrin has equaled Lindsey Vonn’s report of 82 World Cup wins with victory within the big slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, on Sunday.
The 2-time Olympic gold medalist is now the joint report holder for essentially the most World Cup wins by a feminine skier, and by an American.
After taking a 0.24-second lead within the first run, Shiffrin completed 0.20-second forward of Switzerland’s Lara Intestine-Behrami, who completed third general, and Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova in her second run. Italy’s Federica Brignone positioned second general.
“I used to be so nervous this run,” Shiffrin said after the victory. “I don’t know why perhaps a little bit bit was due to 82. I actually wished to ski it effectively and I did, can’t consider it.”
Shiffrin is now 4 wins away from tying the general report for World Cup wins, at present held by Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark (86).
Shiffrin needed to watch for her record-tying victory after the earlier race in Zagreb was canceled on Thursday as a result of “excessive temperatures and wind,” race organizers mentioned in a tweet.
Then on Saturday, she completed joint sixth within the big slalom in Kranjska Gora, behind winner Valerie Grenier of Canada.
Shiffrin’s latest kind – she gained 5 consecutive races earlier than that sixth place – is a outstanding turnaround from the beginning of final 12 months when the three-time Olympic medalist did not get on the rostrum on the Beijing Video games.