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Mikaela Shiffrin collects record-tying 86th World Cup win

Field Level Media
11 Mar 2023, 03:40 GMT+10

U.S. skiing standout Mikaela Shiffrin won her record-tying 86th World Cup race on Friday in Are, Sweden.

Shiffrin, 27, won the giant slalom to match the historic mark set by Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark from 1974-89.

Her total time of 1:54.64 was 0.64 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone of Italy.

Shiffrin addressed Stenmark, 66, during her post-race television interview.

"No matter what I do, it doesn't ever compare to what you achieved," Shiffrin said. "Maybe I get the 87th victory, maybe not. But for me, the biggest dream is to be mentioned in the same sentence as you."

Shiffrin can break the record with a victory in Saturday's slalom competition.

Shiffrin, who has already secured her fifth overall World Cup title, also clinched the season-long giant slalom title with her win Friday.

--Field Level Media

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