Sensational Shiffrin makes history with record 87th World Cup win

By Sports Desk March 11, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin found it "very hard to comprehend" becoming the greatest skier of all time after her sensational record-breaking 87th FIS Alpine World Cup victory in Are on Saturday.

A day after equalling the great Ingemar Stenmark's haul of 86 World Cup wins with a giant slalom triumph, the legendary American moved out on her own in Sweden.

The 27-year-old was a class apart in the slalom event, continuing her dominance to make history.

A blistering first run of 50.93 seconds gave her a commanding lead and she was even quicker second time around, clocking 50.84 to win by almost a second.

Shiffrin said: "Very hard to comprehend that thought. My brother and sister-in-law are here, I didn't know they were coming. That made it so special. Holy c***.

"To the whole team, especially all the people who have helped me this whole season and my whole career, all the people who are reaching out know, it’s pretty incredible, I just want to say thank you for that."

There appears to be no stopping Shiffrin, who will head to the World Cup Finals in Soldeu, Andorra next week knowing she has achieved what has never been done before.

Shiffrin's big moment came 11 years after she won her first World Cup race.

Wendy Holdener was second, with Anna Swenn Larsson third in her homeland.

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