11 January 2022 411

Mikaela Shiffrin is close to setting a historical record in alpine skiing

The famous American skier, 2-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin is close to entering the history of this sport. If she wins today's race, she will become the most successful athlete who has won multiple times in the same program at the World Cup stages.

At this time, the titled skiers gathered in the Austrian city of Schladming, where the next women's slalom tournament will take place today.

So far, Shiffrin has 46 slalom victories in the World Cup. This American athlete repeats the record of the Swede Ingemar Stenmark in the giant slalom. Another career success in today's performance program will lead to the fact that 26-year-old Mikaela will go down in the history of this sport.

Currently, Mikaela Shiffrin leads the overall standings in all areas this season. However, a serious confrontation is expected between Slovakian Petra Vlhova, who leads the slalom program.

Total points in the women's category at the moment:

1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) – 866
2. Petra Vlhova (Slovakia) – 831
3. Sofia Goja (Italy) - 657
4. Sara Hector (Sweden) - 568
5. Wendy Holdener (Switzerland) - 408

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