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Mikaela Shiffrin matches Lindsey Vonn with 82nd World Cup win

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Mikaela Shiffrin has matched Lindsey Vonn’s women’s World Cup skiing record, recording win No. 82 on Sunday in the giant slalom.

Shiffrin can now break the mark on Tuesday in Austria.

“I was so nervous this run. I have a rash on my face I was so nervous,” Shiffrin said. “I don’t know why, maybe a little bit was because of 82. I just really wanted to ski well, and I did.”

Vonn struggled with injuries in the latter half of the career, and it took her 395 races to achieve the feat. Shiffrin, meanwhile, has met the record in just 233 races.

“It was a fight. But it was pretty amazing conditions and I got a report from the coaches and they were like, ‘It’s really attackable, so just go for it,'” she continued. “I’ve been in this position before and I’ve given it away and today I wanted to fight for it.”

It was also her 17th win in the giant slalom, putting her second on the women’s career list behind Vreni Schneider, a Swiss skier who won 20 races in the event.

The win was her eighth of the season, and brings her closer to male skier Ingemar Stenmark’s overall record of 86 victories.