Mikaela Shiffrin Makes History with 13th World Championship Gold Medal

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States has made history at the World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, by winning the giant slalom and tying the record for most gold medals won at the event.

Shiffrin, 25, became the first skier to win 13 medals at the World Championships, equaling the record set by Austrian great Hermann Maier in 2001.

The victory was especially sweet for Shiffrin, who had to fight back from an emotional slump to win the gold medal. She had been struggling with her form in the giant slalom for the past few seasons, but managed to put it all together when it mattered most.

Shiffrin was in a tight battle with Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel, who had taken the lead after the first run. However, Shiffrin was able to put together a great second run, completing the course in a time of 1 minute, 53.48 seconds to edge out Mowinckel by 0.27 seconds.

The victory was Shiffrin’s fourth gold medal at the World Championships, having previously won the slalom in 2015, 2017 and 2019. With the win, Shiffrin has now won five medals at the event, tying Maier’s record.

The victory was also a special moment for Shiffrin’s family, who have been her biggest supporters throughout her career.

Shiffrin’s historic victory is a testament to her hard work and dedication, and will surely be remembered for years to come.