Mikaela Shiffrin just became the most successful skier in World Cup history
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin now stands alone at the top of women's alpine skiing
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin now stands alone at the top of women's alpine skiing after winning World Cup No. 83 at Mount Kronplatz in northern Italy on Tuesday.
Shiffrin surpassed the record she shared with American Lindsey Vonn after equaling Vonn's 82 wins earlier this month.
Shiffrin, 27, took the lead in her first run, edging out two Olympic medalists.
Shiffrin came out of the gate seemingly poised to make history, and her time has never been trailed by any other skier.
This set up the second run and Shiffrin's final attempt at the record. At the weekend in Cortina, she placed in the top 10 in the downhill and super-G speed races.
Shiffrin started last of the 30 runners in the second run, keeping the pressure on the top half of the course before turning it around,
The win leaves just one name ahead of Shiffrin: Ingemar Stenmark, the legendary Swedish racer whose 86 World Cup victories are the most in history
Shiffrin has also shown rare consistency in dealing with back and knee injuries in a sport where athletes launch their bodies downhill at speeds of 75 to 80 mph.