Jan 9, 2023 - Sports

Mikaela Shiffrin ties Lindsey Vonn for all-time World Cup wins

Mikaela Shiffrin

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Move over, Lindsey Vonn — you've got company at the top.

Driving the news: Mikaela Shiffrin won her 82nd World Cup ski race on Sunday in Slovenia, tying Vonn's mark for the most ever wins by a woman.

  • Vonn was 33 when she won her 82nd race in 2018, retiring a year later due to injuries. Shiffrin is just 27.
  • Shiffrin has six wins in her past seven races and could pass Vonn at tomorrow's slalom race in Austria.

State of play: Vonn and Shiffrin are 20 wins clear of third place (Austria's Annemarie Moser-Pröll with 62), and the next-closest active woman is Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami, with just 35.

What they're saying: "It's pretty impressive that the top two female skiers of all time are Americans in a sport historically dominated by Europeans," Vonn told AP.

Between the lines: The co-leaders have compiled their totals in very different ways, with Shiffrin a slalom specialist and Vonn dominating downhill.

  • Shiffrin: Slalom (51 wins), Giant Slalom (17), Super G (5), Parallel Giant Slalom (5), Downhill (3), Combined (1)
  • Vonn: Downhill (43), Super G (28), Combined (5), Giant Slalom (4), Slalom (2)

What's next: Shiffrin could break the all-time mark (man or woman) of 86 wins held by Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark before the current season ends in March.

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