‘Ski fairy’ Michaela Shiffrin (28, USA) postponed the achievement of a new record for the most wins in the women’s division of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Cup until the next opportunity.
On the 8th, at the 2022-2023 season 17th Grand Tournament held in Kranskagora, Slovenia, Shiffrin won the World Cup for the 82nd time in total and stood shoulder to shoulder with the record of the most wins of’Ski Empress’ Lindsay Vonn (39, USA). In the 18th round of the competition held in Flachau, Austria, he aimed to break his own record immediately.
Since the slalom event, which has more turns than the giant slalom, was the main event for Shiffrin, more expectations were raised. On this day, teammates from the U.S. national team held silver balloons in the shape of ‘8’ and ‘3’ in the stands to support Shiffrin’s achievement of 83 victories.
However, Shiffrin gave up first place to Petra Blova (28, Slovakia), the 2022 Beijing Olympics slalom gold medalist. Shiprin, who was in second place, 0.17 seconds behind Blowba in the first race, was unable to close her gap in the second race as well, finishing the event 0.43 seconds behind Blowba with a total of 1:52:38 in the first and second races. 먹튀검증
Blobar said, “I didn’t think that Shiffrin was challenging the record. He was just trying to focus on my skiing,” he said. “I am proud to be able to beat Cyprin. Shiffrin has been really good this season, so if you want to beat him, you have to be perfect, not just good at riding. Beating Shiffrin means you’re really strong.” Blobar, who is an Olympic gold medalist but won her first win this season, said, “I waited so long to win again. It is a more special and surprising day for me.”
“He wasn’t in great shape, but he can’t always be good during the season,” Shiffrin said after the race. He likes that he’s enjoying his skis even when he’s not in the best condition. Petra rode well and deserves to win today.” He was aggressive and he rode the course smartly.” After an interview with a relay broadcast, Shifrin’s condition worsened and he even vomited.
Shiffrin will skip the Super-Ground event held in Saint Anton, Austria on the 14th and 15th, and will challenge for his 83rd win in the Super-G-D event to be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy on the 20th and 22nd.
Shiffrin won 82 victories in 234 World Cup matches. That’s like winning one out of every three games. If Shiffrin adds 1 win, she will have the most wins in the women’s World Cup, and if she adds 5 wins, she will surpass Ingemar Stenmark (67, Sweden)’s 86 wins and set the record for the most wins in men’s and women’s divisions.