Mikaela Shiffrin is an American alpine ski racer who has set numerous records throughout her career. Here are some of her all-time records:
- Most World Cup slalom wins: Shiffrin has won 45 World Cup slalom races, which is the most by any skier in history. She surpassed the previous record of 35 set by Marlies Schild of Austria in 2018.
- Youngest Olympic slalom gold medalist: At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Shiffrin became the youngest ever Olympic slalom gold medalist at the age of 18 years and 345 days.
- Most World Cup wins in a single season: Shiffrin won 17 World Cup races during the 2018-2019 season, breaking the previous record of 14 set by Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider in 1988-1989.
- Most World Cup podiums in a single season: Shiffrin achieved 26 podium finishes during the 2018-2019 season, breaking the previous record of 24 set by Switzerland’s Lara Gut in 2016-2017.
- First skier to win four consecutive world championship titles in the same discipline: Shiffrin won four consecutive world championship titles in the slalom discipline, from 2013 to 2019.
- Second all-time in World Cup wins: As of September 2021, Shiffrin has won 69 World Cup races, making her the second all-time leader in women’s World Cup wins, behind only Lindsey Vonn of the United States.
- First American skier to win the overall World Cup title in 33 years: In 2017, Shiffrin became the first American skier to win the overall World Cup title since Tamara McKinney in 1983.
These are just a few of the many records that Mikaela Shiffrin has set throughout her career, and she continues to add to her impressive list of accomplishments with each passing season.
Here are some of her most notable achievements:
- Olympic gold medals: Shiffrin has won three Olympic medals, including two gold medals in the slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
- World Championship medals: Shiffrin has won nine world championship medals, including six gold medals in the slalom, giant slalom, and super-G events.
- Overall World Cup titles: Shiffrin has won four overall World Cup titles, which is awarded to the skier who accumulates the most points across all disciplines throughout the season.
- Discipline World Cup titles: Shiffrin has won 13 discipline World Cup titles in the slalom, giant slalom, super-G, and combined events.
- World Cup wins: As of September 2021, Shiffrin has won 69 World Cup races, which is the second most by any woman in history.
- World Cup podium finishes: Shiffrin has achieved over 100 World Cup podium finishes, which is the most by any American ski racer in history.
- Youngest slalom World Cup champion: Shiffrin won her first slalom World Cup title at the age of 17, making her the youngest ever slalom World Cup champion.
- ESPY awards: Shiffrin has won several ESPY awards, including Best Female Athlete in 2019 and Best Female U.S. Olympian in 2014 and 2018.
These are just a few of the many achievements that Mikaela Shiffrin has accomplished throughout her career. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest ski racers of all time and continues to compete at the highest level of the sport.