American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has broken Ingemar Stenmark’s World Cup record with her 87th victory. She achieved her history-making win at the women’s giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Shiffrin has long been considered one of the greatest ski racers of all time and at only 26 years old, she has already shattered numerous records.
Her win was met with cheers from fans and admiration from fellow skiers. Shiffrin’s performance on the course was exceptional, displaying technical skill and speed. The win also marks her third victory in as many races this season.
In the midst of an outstanding career, Shiffrin has become an inspiration to young skiers around the world. Speaking to reporters after her win, she commented, “To be in the same sentence as Ingemar is incredible. I’ve watched so much old footage of him, and I’ve always wanted to ski like him.”
As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, sporting events have had to adapt to new protocols to ensure that athletes and staff remain safe. Despite the challenges, Shiffrin and the world’s top skiers have continued to compete at the highest level.
Shiffrin is expected to be a top contender in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, where she will undoubtedly be looking to add to her already impressive list of accomplishments.