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Is Mikaela Shiffrin set to be the world’s greatest ski racer?

In light of Mikaela Shiffrin’s massive win in Sweden this week – her 14th World Cup win of the season – everyone has been raving about Shiffrin’s dominance in the skiing sport right now. With her win on Tuesday being her 14th victory this season, she is currently tied with Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider’s 1989 record of winning the most wins within a single season!

Mikaela Shiffrin stands by her decision to sit out several world championship events

Image reference: https://www.upi.com/US-skier-Mikaela-Shiffrin-pulls-out-of-womens-downhill/5911519048342/

After winning her fourth gold medal at the world ski championships on Tuesday, Shiffrin decided to take some time to rest and refocus for the upcoming slalom races next week. She missed out on the Alpine combined race – where she would’ve been a crowd favourite – as well as the downhill and team event.

World Ski Championships 2019: Current Medal Count

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships kicked off on the 4th of February in Åre, Sweden. It’s been an exciting week so far, with epic wins from Mikaela Shiffrin, Kjetil Jansrud, Wendy Holdener and more!

With the Championships almost coming to an end – the last event being the Men’s Slalom event on the 17th of February – we think it’s time for a medal count!

Here’s a break down of the medals that have been won so far by the top 8 countries.

Norway’s Maren Lundby strikes again

It’s been a great season for Maren Lundby, winning her fifth gold in a row on Sunday! The Olympic champion made winning jumps of 90.0 and 88.5 to finish with a total of 250.8 points. Japanese skier, Sara Takanashi came in second with jumps of 88m and 89m with a final score of 241.2 points. Germany’s Katharina Althaus took third place with 121 points.

Mizayaki becomes first female junior champion in Nordic combined

Nordic combined history has been made by Japanese skier, Ayane Mizayaki. After Wednesday’s race at the Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Mizayaki became the first-ever female champion in Nordic combined.

She won the race with a time of 17:43.8, with Norway’s Gyda Westvold not far behind with a time of 17:47.4. Mizayaki’s fellow teammate Anju Nakamura finished in third place at 18:02.3.

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