Mikaela Shiffrin wins 41st slalom World Cup title to break Ingemar Stenmark’s record
American Mikaela Shiffrin has got her 41st slalom World Cup title in Finland to transcend Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time album.
Shiffrin, 24, was behind Petra Vlhova following the initial run, but following the Slovakian dropped out to the second, Shiffrin took victory in 58.79 seconds.
Stenmark – a Olympic winner in slalom and giant slalom – won 40 slalom titles between 1974-1987.
“I feel a little bit lucky with this triumph,” explained Shiffrin.
“However, I feel good with my ski so I’m glad.”
Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener ended second while Austrian Katharina Truppe came for the first World Cup podium finish.
Shiffrin – a winner and overall World Cup champion for the past few years – has a total of 61 World Cup successes across all events.
Saturday’s win victory takes her closer to her countrywoman Lindsey Vonn, who retired earlier this season with 82 World Cup victories, although Stenmark won a 86 in total’s accomplishments.
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