Mikaela Shiffrin Shatters Lindsey Vonn’s Record with 83rd World Cup Win

Mikaela Shiffrin has made history, becoming the most successful World Cup skier of all time.

The 25-year-old American skier surpassed Lindsey Vonn’s record of 82 World Cup wins on Sunday, after taking the top podium spot in the slalom event in Flachau, Austria.

“I’m so proud,” Shiffrin said in a post-race interview. “I’m so proud of the work that I’ve done and the work that my team has done. I’m so proud of my family and all the people who have supported me over the years. It’s an honor to be able to break a record that has stood for so long.”

Vonn, a four-time World Cup champion, held the record for the most World Cup wins since 2012. Shiffrin, who has won four World Cup titles of her own, has now set a new benchmark in skiing.

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard team congratulated Shiffrin on her accomplishment, saying in a statement, “Mikaela Shiffrin has rewritten the record books yet again. We are so proud of her and all of her accomplishments.”

Shiffrin is the first female skier to have won 83 World Cup races. She has also won three Olympic medals, including gold in slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.