Just one week after breaking the record for all-time World Cup wins, Mikaela Shiffrin made some more history to conclude the 2022-23 alpine skiing season.

By winning the final event of the season — a giant slalom in Soldeu, Andorra — the 28-year-old Shiffrin won her 88th career race and broke the records for most career women’s giant slalom wins (21) and most women’s career podiums (138).

Shiffrin was previously tied with Swiss skier Vreni Schneider for most World Cup giant slalom wins by a woman and fellow American Lindsey Vonn for most women’s World Cup podium finishes. The current record for overall podium finishes is held by former Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark (155) — a record Shiffrin could break as early as next year if she reproduces her success from this season.

In addition to winning the overall World Cup title — her fifth all-time — Shiffrin also takes home both the giant slalom and slalom crystal globes. The three-time Olympic medalist won 14 total races this season, which would have been a record if not for her 17-win season in 2018-19.

Mikaela Shiffrin won World Cup race No. 87 on Saturday, breaking Ingemar Stenmark’s record to become the all-time winningest alpine skier in history.

She broke the record in 1,170 fewer days than Stenmark, and did so in Are Sweden – the site of her first World Cup win as a 17-year-old in 2012. Both the record-breaking win and Shiffrin’s first win came in the slalom, her best race. 

“I’ve experienced everything here. My experiences in Are have been tumultuous and completely vibrant,” Shiffrin told ESPN on Friday. “I won my first World Cup race here, had my first major injury here, had great races and tough races. This is the first place I was going to come back to ski racing after my dad died. For this to happen here, it feels somehow like that karma sway has been involved.”

The win came just one day after she matched the record, which had stood for 34 years.

“Pretty hard to comprehend that thought,” Shiffrin said on Saturday. “Holy crap.”

In a video posted by NBC which includes congratulations from the likes of Simone Biles and Kate Winslet, Stenmark congratulated Shiffrin. 

“Congratulations to you (for) breaking my record,” Stenmark said. “It was fantastic.”

Fantastic and dominant, with Shiffrin finishing 0.92 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Wedny Holdener. It marks her 13th win of the season, second-most for her behind the record 17 races she won in 2019. 

“I think what’s allowed Mikaela to do this is the pureness of her desire to not only be the best in the world but be the best version of herself every time she goes out,” Paul Kristofic, head alpine coach for U.S. Ski & Snowboard, told ESPN. “She is obsessed with perfect skiing and that’s what she’s trying to do every time she goes out.”

Mikaela Shiffrin tied the alpine skiing record for World Cup wins with a giant slalom victory Friday in Are, Sweden.

Her 86th career win ties the mark set by Swedish men’s skier Ingemar Stenmark, who retired from World Cup competition in 1989. The record-tying win came at the site of her first World Cup win, which she accomplished in December 2012 at age 17.

“I’ve had a quite a few different experiences here,” Shiffrin said after her first run Friday. “I have felt everything you can feel here so it’s special to be back.”

The 27-year-old will have an opportunity to break the record Saturday in the slalom – her best event.

“It was just a spectacular day,” said Shiffrin, who finished 0.64 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone.

Already this season the 27-year-old American had broken Lindsey Vonn’s record for women’s World Cup wins. Vonn retired in 2019 with 82 wins; Shiffrin surpassed her with a giant slalom win in January.

With Friday’s win, she also tied the women’s record for World Cup victories in giant slalom, matching Vreni Schneider with 20. 

The race also marked win No. 12 of the season for Shiffrin. With seven races left on the schedule, she has a chance to improve upon her record 17 wins during the 2018-19 campaign.

Mikaela Shiffrin remains in pursuit of the record for career World Cup wins following a second-place finish Sunday in slalom.

The 27-year-old American skier sits one short of Ingemar Stenmark’s overall record of 86 wins. The Swedish skier retired from World Cup competition in 1989.

Already this season Shiffrin has broken Lindsey Vonn’s record of women’s World Cup wins. Vonn retired in 2019 with 82 wins; Shiffrin surpassed her with a giant slalom win last Tuesday and then claimed two more wins Wednesday and Saturday to reach 85 overall.

Shiffrin’s next shot at Stenmark’s record will come in March, when the World Cup season resumes. The season will take a break for the skiing world championships, which are scheduled to run Feb. 6-19 in France. World championship races do not count as World Cup wins.

The next World Cup races for Shiffrin will be in Finland on March 4-5 or in Sweden the following week.

“I don’t have any expectations going into it,” Shiffrin said. “It’s just like every race of the season, trying to take it all in and enjoy — enjoy my skiing, enjoy when the other athletes are skiing better. Because there is always some to learn from that.”

Mikaela Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race Tuesday, claiming the women’s record for the most World Cup victories in alpine skiing.

Her win broke a tie with her former teammate and fellow American Lindsey Vonn. The 27-year-old had tied Vonn’s mark of 82 wins on Jan. 8 with a grand slalom victory in Slovenia.

The record-breaking win also came in the giant slalom. Shiffrin finished ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.45 seconds for her ninth victory of the season and her 18th total in giant slalom. She holds a record 51 wins in slalom.

“It might take me a little bit to figure out what to say,” Shiffrin said afterward. “I don’t know what to say right now.”

Shiffrin will have the opportunity to increase her record Wednesday, with another giant slalom scheduled at Italy’s Kronplatz resort. She’ll next set her eyes on the overall record of 86 World Cup victories, set by Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark.

No alpine skier outside the trio of Shiffrin, Vonn and Stenmark has recorded even 70 wins.

This World Cup season features seven more technical races (slalom and giant slalom), which are Shiffrin’s strength. She’s won eight of those 14 races this season.

In a recent interview, Stenmark said it’s a matter of if, not when Shiffrin breaks his record – and by how much.

“I don’t know who will be the first but I think that [Mikaela] Shiffrin will win more than 100 and it doesn’t make me sad at all,” Stenmark told Olympics.com.

Mikaela Shiffrin’s chase of the women’s World Cup record lives on after she finished seventh in a super-G race Sunday, 0.62 seconds behind the winner.

The 27-year-old tied fellow American Lindsey Vonn’s mark of 82 wins on Jan. 8 with a grand slalom victory in Slovenia. But she missed the podium in three straight events in Cortina, Italy, so her quest continues.

While Shiffrin missed her chance to break the record this weekend, the upcoming World Cup schedule still offers opportunities.

Her next chances to break the tie with Vonn will come in two giant slaloms at the Kronplatz resort in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Should Shiffrin not break the tie in those races, then giant slalom and slalom races await her in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, on Jan. 28 and 29. Should Shiffrin still sit one win short after these races, she would have to wait until February to try again.

When she does claim the women’s record, Shiffrin next will turn to Ingemar Stenmark’s overall record of 86. No alpine skier other than Shiffrin, Vonn and Stenmark has recorded even 70 wins.

Shiffrin tied the women’s record in just 233 races across 13 seasons. Vonn, who struggled with injuries in the latter half of the career and retired in 2019, reached the 82-win mark in 395 races.

“[Mikaela] is the best skier that has ever lived in my eyes,” Vonn told a German newspaper earlier this year.

Her versatility in particular stands out. Shiffrin is the only athlete to win a race in each of the six World Cup skiing disciplines (downhill, super-G, slalom, giant slalom, combined and parallel). She excels in the slalom, with 51 wins, the most of any skier in one discipline.

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.

Mikaela Shiffrin is just one away from tying Lindsey Vonn’s record for World Cup wins after she claimed victory in the first World Cup race of 2023.

With her first-place finish in Wednesday’s slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, the 27-year-old American skier notched her fifth straight win and the 81st of her career.

“I skied better than I probably ever have,” she said.

Fellow American Vonn set the women’s record with 82 World Cup wins before her retirement in 2019. Shiffrin also is chasing the overall record of 86 wins, set by Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark before his retirement in 1989. No other alpine skier has recorded even 70 wins.

Shiffrin’s streak includes wins in three different events: two each in giant slalom and slalom and one in super-G. Just two women have won more races in a row, per the Guardian: Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider, who won eight in 1988-89, and Germany’s Katja Seizinger, who won six in 1997.

While another slalom race scheduled for Thursday in Zagreb was canceled due to weather conditions, she could continue her run and grab Vonn’s record in two giant slalom races this Saturday and Sunday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Saturday’s first run is set to begin at 3:30 a.m. ET, and the second run is set for 6:30 a.m. ET. Sunday’s runs will start at the same times. All the runs will be streamed on skiandsnowboard.live.

As Shiffrin bears down on the record, Vonn is cheering her effort.

“[Mikaela] is the best skier that has ever lived in my eyes,” Vonn told a German newspaper. “She will break my record of World Cup wins very quickly and will become the greatest skier in history.”

Mikaela Shiffrin is inching closer to Lindsey Vonn’s record, snagging World Cup win No. 80 in the women’s slalom Thursday in Austria.

She needs just two more wins to match Vonn’s record for women’s World Cup wins, and three more to eclipse her. Last week, Vonn called Shiffrin “the best skier that has ever lived.”

“She will break my record of World Cup wins very quickly and will become the greatest skier in history,” Vonn told a German newspaper.

That was, of course, before Shiffrin recorded a hat trick in this week’s races and earned wins No. 78, 79 and 80. Following the win, Shiffrin appeared to be speechless about reaching the milestone.

“I don’t have much to say about 80, I don’t know what to say,” she said.

Only two other skiers have recorded more World Cup wins: Vonn and Ingemar Stenmark, who had 86 career wins. No other alpine skier has recorded even 70 wins.

“I stopped wishing for things about three years ago,” Shiffrin said about possibly breaking Vonn’s record. “I am just here for the skiing, being able to do it with my teammates, and the amazing crowd and amazing people around, I couldn’t even dare to wish for that.”

It was also win No. 50 in the slalom for Shiffrin. She’s the first ski racer to amass 50 World Cup wins in a single discipline, as no other skier – male or female – has won an event more than 46 times.

“One thing that is easy to say: U.S. 1-2 in slalom, that is amazing. That is unbelievable,” Shiffrin said.

Fellow American Paula Moltzan reached her first career podium in slalom Thursday, marking the first 1-2 finish for the United States in a women’s World Cup slalom since 1971.

“Paula had a ripping run, I saw that from the start. I thought she might win this race. It’s so special to share a podium with her,” Shiffrin continued.

Moltzan said she “couldn’t be more proud of myself and the whole team” after the run.

“We made history,” she said. “We have a big team and all the girls are so fast, so it will only be days or weeks until they are really showing exactly what they can do on the hill, as well.”

As Mikaela Shiffrin nears Lindsey Vonn’s record of World Cup wins, the reigning record holder isn’t staying quiet about Shiffrin’s abilities.

“[Mikaela] is the best skier that has ever lived in my eyes,” Vonn told a German newspaper last week. “She will break my record of World Cup wins very quickly and will become the greatest skier in history.”

Shiffrin is closing in on Vonn’s record, having recorded win No. 77 a little over a week ago and win No. 78 on Tuesday. She now sits just four wins shy of tying the record and five wins away from breaking it. Vonn set the record in 2018, with 82 total victories.

Shiffrin took win No. 78 in the giant slalom, her first win in the event since December of last year.

“Very special,” Shiffrin said when asked about finally getting a win in the event. “GS is one of the hardest events for me, but also, when I’m skiing well, then it’s just amazing.”

Vonn later took to Twitter to applaud Shiffrin for the win.

Already, Shiffrin has four World Cup wins on the season. There are two more days of racing in this series, which is taking place in Austria. The last time Semmering hosted races on three consecutive days, Shiffrin won all three events.

“The start of [an event] with three races is always a bit nerve-wracking. You hope that you are on the right shape, that you can bring intensity to the start,” Shiffrin said. “From the first turn, I felt very good, I was very strong and dynamic, so I am super happy with my skiing.”

Vonn, who is an Olympic gold medalist and a four-time World Cup overall champion, said that she feels as though Shiffrin is “almost perfect” in slalom.

“She is an amazing athlete and has an almost perfect slalom technique,” she said. “She trains in a special way with a lot of repetitions.”