Mikaela Shiffrin achieves her 81st victory in the Ski World Cup and haunts all records

He wins the slalom in Zagreb and is one win behind Lindsey Vonn. Ingemar Stenmark, within the males’s class, gained in 86 checks

Mikaela Shiffrin, on the rostrum in Zagreb.Piermarco TaccaPA

Mikaela Shiffrin Add and go, go and add. In his fifth consecutive victory, seventh total, of the season, this time within the Zagreb slalom, he reached quantity 81 within the World Cup. She has inside attain the 82nd, which might equal the historic ladies’s report of Lindsey Vonn. And a little bit additional, however seen, the 86th of Ingemar Stenmark. Tomorrow, within the second slalom within the Croatian capital, she will be able to catch his compatriot and keep inside a stone’s throw of the legendary Swede.

For a while now, the ski chronicles referring to Shiffrin inevitably start, essentially with these information. They signify the nucleus of the information and every new appointment of Mikaela with the tables refers back to the expectant risk of increasing them.

Mikaela, forward of Petra Vlhova Y Anna Swen-Larsson, already prevailed within the first spherical, in that highly effective and delicate method that tends to discourage some rivals who’re getting ready to struggle one another for second place. Battle, alternatively, centered on the widespread hope that the snow, all the time treacherous, will play a trick on Shiffrin and that second place will finally turn out to be first.

It didn’t occur this time both and, within the calculation of occasions, Shiffrin, imperial in her repeated fluidity below the bogus gentle of the second spherical, beat the disenchanted Slovakian Petra Vlhová by 76 hundredths (once more on the rostrum, however not in her vertex) and, for a second and 21 hundredths, to the glad Swedish Anna Swenn-Larsson.

The observe was tough, bumpy, and prompted a couple of casualties. Mikaela slid over her like a rug, combining the legitimacy of the stopwatch with the attract of her magnificence.