Mikaela Shiffrin, Christina Geiger, and Anna Swenn Larsson celebrating their respective podium finishes at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Stockholm 2019. Wikimedia Commons Photo.
Mikaela Shiffrin’s latest slalom finish in Finland officially raises her total wins above legendary men’s racer Ingemar Stenmark.
The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Levi, Finland kicked off the latest season of slalom racing. Mikaela Shiffrin, at 24 years old, faced down the only woman to beat her last season, Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova. Vlhova had a quick first run putting the pressure on Shiffrin who responded with a 58.79 second second run to take the lead. Vlhova came out afterwards but pushed too hard and unfortunately crashed.
The win in Levi was Shiffrin’s 41st, which surpasses Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark whom has been widely regarded as the best slalom specialist ever until Shiffrin.
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