Press release -
MIKAELA SHIFFRIN IS THE ALL-TIME LEADER IN WC VICTORIES
March 11, 2023 - Mikaela Shiffrin has cemented her place in skiing history by becoming the all-time leader in World Cup victories, surpassing Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 wins.
Mikaela just won her 87th World Cup race in Are, Sweden, breaking the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark and solidifying her position as the greatest skier of all time.
February 19th, 1989: Ingemar Stenmark won his last race – no. 86 – and since then, has held the record for the most Alpine World Cup victories. Fast-forward to March 11th, 2023: Mikaela Shiffrin wins her 87th World Cup race in Are, Sweden, breaking the all-time record.
Mikaela's 87 victories have come from an outstanding performance over the years, with an accumulating time advantage of 62 seconds and 09 hundredths in 246 races, resulting in a victory quota of 35.4%. Furthermore, her victories have been achieved in 30 different venues across all 6 different disciplines, making her the only skier ever who managed to win at least one slalom, giant slalom, super g, downhill, and parallel race.(Mikaela Shiffrin's first world cup victory, Dec 20th 2012 in Are, Sweden)
The US ski racer's 53 slalom victories make her the alpine racer with the most slalom World Cup victories ever. She has also won 7 crystal globes in this discipline, holding the record for the most discipline globes. Her success has been achieved on 25 different Atomic Redster models, from the Redster Doubledeck in 2012 to the Redster Revoshock in 2023.
"Mikaela's achievement is an incredible feat that showcases her dedication and hard work in the sport of skiing," said Atomic Racing Manager Christian Hoeflehner. "Her performances have been nothing short of exceptional, and we are thrilled to see her become the all-time leader in World Cup victories. The entire Atomic Family congratulates her on this historical milestone and looking forward to seeing her continue to excel in the years to come."
Mikaela's accomplishments in the sport of skiing are truly remarkable, and she has become a role model for aspiring athletes around the world. Her success is a testament to her talent, hard work, and dedication, and she will go down in history as one of the greatest skiers of all time.(Mikaela Shiffrin's victory no. 87, March 11th 2023, Are, Sweden)
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