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Mikaela Shiffrin: By the Numbers

By Brendan Rourke | Jan. 23, 2023, 7 p.m. (ET)

Article updated on Thursday, January 26,2023. 

Mikaela Shiffrin's Upcoming Events

 

January 28-29 in Spindlerol Mlyn, Czechoslovakia. Slalom

February 06-10 in Courchevel-Meribwel, France. WSC

February 25-26 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Downhill and Super-G

March 04-05 in Kvitfjell, Norway. Downhill and Super-G

March 10-11 in Are, Sweden. Giant Slalom and Slalom

March 15-19 in Soldeu Finals, Andorra. Downill, Super-G, Slalom and Giant Slalom

 

All upcoming races are available to view live in the U.S. on skiandsnowboard.live.

 

Legendary U.S. alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin has tallied a list of accolades that rivals the length of a convenience store receipt. On Tuesday January 24, 2023 Shiffrin surpassed Lindsey Vonn's American record of 82 career FIS World Cup wins to secure her 83rd win. Making her the most decorated female alpine skier in history.  Here is her 11-year journey by the numbers.

 

 

84

 

The number of wins Mikaela Shiffrin has, as of January 26, 2023, making her the most decorated female alpine skier in history and two wins away from the all-time record.

 

2011

 

The year Shiffrin made her World Cup debut at Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic. Despite completing her first runs in both slalom and giant slalom, she did not qualify for a second run in either event. Later that year, she claimed her first World Cup podium finish, securing third place in slalom at Lienz, Austria. Shiffrin was just 16 years old.

 

17

 

Almost exactly one year later to the day, Shiffrin won her first world cup event at age 17 in Dec. 2012, in Åre, Sweden.

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates her gold-medal performance in the women's slalom event during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 on Feb. 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

 

 

18

 

At age 18, competing in her first Olympic Winter Games, Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic slalom gold medal winner in alpine skiing history. She weaved through the course in 1 minute, 44.54 seconds – .53 seconds faster than Marlies Schild of Austria. To this day, Shiffrin credits Schild as one of her skiing idols.

 

3.07

 

The margin of victory, in seconds, Shiffrin won the women’s slalom event at Aspen, Colorado in 2016. To this day, it stands as the largest margin of victory in women’s slalom since 1968.

 

6

 

The number of reindeer Shiffrin “owns.” The winner of the annual FIS World Cup stop in Levi, Finland is awarded a reindeer. Shiffrin won two reindeer this season in back-to-back slalom events at Levi on Nov. 19-20, 2022.

Mikaela Shiffrin greets her reindeer, Ingemar, after taking first place in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom event on Nov. 23, 2019 in Levi Finland.

 

10

 

The number of FIS World Cup wins Shiffrin has accumulated this year.

 

2

 

The number of wins Shiffrin currently needs to tie alpine skiing legend, Ingemar Stenmark, for the all-time career wins record in alpine skiing, regardless of gender. After winning the slalom event at Levi in 2019, Shiffrin named her new reindeer, “Ingemar,” in honor of Stenmark. The win marked Shiffrin’s 41st slalom victory and surpassed Stenmark’s record of 40.

 

1,517

 

Shiffrin’s total points earned this year as of Jan. 26 on the world cup circuit. She is in first place with over 600 points more than the next skier, her friendly rival Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland. Shiffrin is in line to win her fifth Crystal Globe, the reward for finishing in first place in the overall World Cup standings. 

Brendan Rourke

Brendan Rourke is a Digital Media Assistant for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Previously, he spent three years writing for the NBA's Indiana Pacers, and is a graduate of IUPUI's Sports Capital Journalism program. 

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