Mikaela Shiffrin hits record 86th World Cup win

Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA speeds down the track during the women’s alpine skiing World Cup giant slalom race on March 10, 2023 in Aare, Sweden. (Alessandro Trovati/AP Photo)

ARE, Sweden—American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her record 86th World Cup race on Friday in giant slalom.

Shiffrin’s win matched the overall record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark 34 years ago.

The 27-year-old American held on to a 0.5 second lead from the first run and finished 0.64 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone.

It was Shiffrin’s fourth consecutive wire-to-wire victory in the World Cup giant slalom since January. Meanwhile, she also won gold at the World Championships in Meribel, France last month.

Shiffrin also won the World Cup Giant Slalom Season Title and won the Crystal Globe Trophy for the 15th time in his career. She has already won her fifth overall title and slalom title at the World Cup this season.