One thing is for sure – there’s no stopping Mikaela Shiffrin! The 23 year old alpine skier struck gold once again on Sunday, winning her third Super-G of the season. It’s her 54th win of her career, getting her even closer to the all-time record of 86 wins.
She tore up the slopes in Cortina, finishing the race in 1 minute, 22.48 seconds – 0.16 seconds faster than runner-up Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Austria’s Tamara Tippler was a close third – just 0.02 second behind Weirather.
Shiffrin has been on her game this season, mastering the course that hindered other skiers from finishing their races, including Lindsey Vonn, and Alice Merryweather.
The super-G win is Shiffrin’s 11th victory of the season. With more performances like this, it’s likely she will reach the all-time list while she’s still in her 20s. But one of the record’s that is close in her horizon is ‘having the most wins a season’. Vreni Schneiter currently holds the record, winning 14 times during the 1988-1989 season.
Shiffrin’s super-G win on Sunday has secured her an even bigger lead on the world cup standings, with 1,494 points. Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova is second on the board, with 898 points, while Wendy Holdener is in thirds at 637 points.
The ladies tour continues in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, with more races taking place on the 26th and 27th of January.
For the full results of the Super-G race on Sunday, head to the FIS SKI results page.