That was Shiffrin’s fifth consecutive win — and she or he may not be performed but. With one other slalom in Zagreb scheduled for Thursday, the 27-year-old might match compatriot Vonn’s document and safe her place in snowboarding historical past.
Shiffrin can also be solely 5 wins away from equaling the general document for World Cup wins, at present held by Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark.
“I am extremely glad,” stated Shiffrin after her victory in difficult circumstances. “I had a lot enjoyable snowboarding immediately. It was actually my greatest snowboarding (on) each runs.
“Nothing lower than the perfect goes to work. I used to be taking all of the dangers I wanted and made it to the end. It is simply an incredible feeling when it is adequate.”
After taking a 0.23-second lead within the first run, Shiffrin mastered the softening, slushy snow in Zagreb on her second run to complete 0.76 seconds forward of Slovakia’s Petra Vlhová, the Olympic slalom champion, and 1.21 seconds forward of Sweden’s Anna Swenn Larsson.
Shiffrin’s successful streak stretches again to the Tremendous G competitors in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on December 18, after which she recorded victories within the big slalom (twice) and slalom in Semmering, Austria.
The one feminine skiers to win extra consecutive races are Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider, who received eight in a row between 1988 and 1989, and Germany’s Katja Seizinger, who received six in a row in 1997.
Shiffrin’s current type is a outstanding turnaround from the beginning of final yr when the three-time Olympic medalist did not get on the rostrum on the Beijing Video games.
With 5 slalom wins in her previous 5 races, Shiffrin is the sturdy favourite to win Thursday’s race on the identical monitor.
The primary run begins at 3 p.m. native time (9 a.m. Jap Time) and the second at 6 p.m. (12 p.m. ET).