Mikaela Shiffrin has overtaken compatriot and retired ski racer Lyndsey Vonn to post the most Alpine ski race victories for a female athlete in World Cup history, posting her 83rd win in a giant slalom race at Kronplatz in the Italian dolomites on Tuesday.

Shiffrin, still only 27, is now only three wins from the all-time record of 86 wins held by Swede Ingemar Stenmark for more than 30 years.

Shiffrin’s boyfriend Norwegian racer Aleksander Aamodt Kilde described her achievement as “mind blowing” adding that “she’s just enjoying skiing.”

Lyndsey Vonn , who is now in third place in the all-time winner table with her 82 wins, told the Associated Press she was happy and that records are meant to be broken, adding, “She’s going to set the new standard and we’ll just have to wait and see how high she’s able to go.”

Shiffrin World’s Most Successful Ever Female Ski Racer



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