Shiffrin Clinches 84th Win, Moltzan, O’Brien Top 10
In the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Kronplatz, Italy, Mikaela Shiffrin, fresh off her record-breaking 83rd win, won again, making the tally 84. Shiffrin is now just three wins shy of surpassing Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record of 86 World Cup wins.
Shiffrin made history on Jan. 24th, to become the all-time winningest woman skier, passing the record previously set by Lindsey Vonn. Shiffrin sketched her name in history with the giant slalom win in Kronplatz, while second place went to Norwegian skier Ragnhild Mowinckel and third place went to Sweden's Sara Hector.
Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes Paula Moltzan and Nina O’Brien also skied to very strong results - both landing in the top ten. Moltzan was seventh and O’Brien continues her impressive comeback from a broken leg in the Olympics with a 10th place finish.
"I am really happy with the past two days I feel like I found some confidence and trusting myself more," said O'Brien. "I feel comfortable going for it."
Moltzan has also consistently skied fast this season and specifically in the giant slalom. Today, she adds another top 10 result to her 2022-23 resume.
“It was a really fun two days here I am happy with my skiing,” said Moltzan. “It is so special to be here with Mikaela at this time of her life right now too.”
Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Katie Hensien and independent skier Stella Johansson also raced but did not qualify for a second run landing in 42nd and 52nd respectively.
The women’s tech team will not shift their focus to slalom as they head into two slalom races in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, on January 28 and 29.
Women's giant slalom