"SHE'S ON ANOTHER LEVEL RIGHT NOW"

"SHE'S ON ANOTHER LEVEL RIGHT NOW"

For Mikaela Shiffrin it was another overpowering victory on the World Cup, and once again it carried historic implications.

 

On Saturday Shiffrin posted her 39th career World Cup victory, giving her exactly half of Lindsey Vonn’s total (78) which is the most in history for a woman — and Shiffrin is 11 years younger than Vonn. Then on Sunday, Shiffrin claimed a slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, for win No. 40, tying her for 11th place on the all-time wins list with Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland.

 

Even more intriguing, she tied Ingemar Stenmark for second on the list of most wins at age 22. Only Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria had more wins (41) before turning 23, and Shiffrin can equal that in a slalom Tuesday night at Flachau, Austria. It would be hard to bet against her as Shiffrin has won six of this season’s seven slaloms and has been prevailing by ridiculous margins.

 

“She’s skiing super fast,” runner-up Frida Hansdotter of Sweden said Sunday in the post-race news conference. “The rest of us girls, we want to ski as fast or even faster than her, but she’s on another level right now.”

 

Source: www.denverpost.com

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