Mikaela Shiffrin, a U.S. skier makes history by bagging a World Cup win. With a win in her 83rd World Cup, she has overturned previous records and is now the queen of alpine skiing, one of the signature competitions in the Winter Olympics.
She broke the previous record of Lindsey Vonn with her Tuesday win in the slalom in Kronplatz, Italy.
Vonn had a record of 82 World Cup wins. She is widely acknowledged as the most successful female skier ever. She had topped the headlines earlier at the age of 18 by becoming the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing.
At the age of 23 years, she was the youngest skier from male and female categories to win a total of 50 World Cups. As of now, Shiffrin is only three wins behind skier Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden who has a record 86 wins in the World Cup. She won by 45 hundredths of a second and honored her late father post the win.
Mikaela Shiffrin in her career has a total of 83 first-place wins in the world cup race podiums. Of the 83 wins, 51 are in slalom, 18 in giant slalom, 3 in downhill, 5 in super-G, 1 in combined, and 5 in parallel. She has a total of 24 second-place wins with 13 in slalom, 7 in giant slalom, 1 in downhill, 2 in super-G, and 1 in parallel. Shiffrin also has 24 third-place wins with 8 n slalom, 10 in giant slalom, 2 in downhill, 3 in super-G, and 1 in parallel.
27 years old Mikaela Shiffrin was born in Vail, Colorado as the daughter of Eileen and Jeff Shiffrin. Skiing was in her blood as both her parents were former skiers. She was the second child of her parents who were both natives of the Northeastern United States.
Her family moved to New Hampshire in 2003 when she was 8 years old.
Her father, Jeff Shiffrin is an anesthesiologist by profession and has worked at Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center and Denver. Her father at a young age race skied along the slopes of Vermont with his family. He was a student of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and has participated in races representing the college. Kathleen, her mother was a skier in high school n northwestern Massachusetts in the Berkshires.
Mikaela has won both the GS and slalom at the Topolino Games in Italy, against skiers from 40 nations at the young age of 14.
She has an elder brother, Taylor Shiffrin who has attended the Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. He has raced for the University of Denver.
Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill, Super-G, and Combined are Mikaela Shiffrin’s skiing disciplines.
She is a member of Burke Mountain Academy, a full-year private college cum preparatory school in East Burke, Vermont that trains and educates athletes in alpine ski racing. The training for the athletes is provided on the slopes of the Burke Mountain Ski Area.
The alpine skiing has a height of 170 cm, 5 feet, and 7 inches.
Shiffrin debuted in the skiing World Cup in 2011 March alongside the Giant Slalom at Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In the April of the year, she became the champion of the US National Championships at Winter Park, Colorado. She holds the title of the youngest-ever American ski racer to be honored with a national alpine crown.
Mikaela Shiffrin took her first World Cup podium in the 2012 season, in the Alpine Skiing World Cup of 2012, held on the last of the year 2011, at a slalom in Lienz, Austria.
She won her first World Cup race in the 2013 season in a night slalom in Åre, Sweden. This win made her the second youngest American to win in an alpine World Cup event. The first youngest American to win this was Judy Nagel. She also won the 2013 season title in the slalom discipline.
Mikaela Shiffrin holds 12 season titles in the World Cup, with 4 overalls, 6 slaloms, 1 Super-G, and 1 Giant slalom. She won the overalls in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022; slaloms in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019; Super-G in 2019; and Giant slalom in 2019.
Mikaela Shiffrin was a part of the Olympic team in 2014, 2018, and 2022. She has won 3 medals in the Olympics out of which two are gold.
In the Olympic games, she participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in slalom discipline, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in giant slalom discipline, and in the combined discipline in the same 2018 games. She won gold medals in the first two games and a silver in the third one.
From 2013 to 2021 she has been a part of 5 teams in separate World Championships.
She has won 11 medals in total with 6 of them being gold. Shiffrin won gold medals in the Alpine World Ski Championships such as the 2013 Schladming in the slalom discipline, the 2015 Beaver Creek in the slalom discipline, the 2017 St. Moritz in the slalom discipline, the 2019 Åre in the slalom discipline, the 2019 Åre in the super-G discipline, and the 2021 Cortina d’Ampezzo in the combined discipline.
She won second place with silver medals in the 2017 St. Moritz in the Giant slalom discipline, and the 2021 Cortina d’Ampezzo in the giant slalom discipline. She also has three bronze medals to her title with the 2019 Åre in the giant slalom discipline, the 2021 Cortina d’Ampezzo in the super-G discipline, and the 2021 Cortina d’Ampezzo in the slalom discipline.
Earlier she had participated in the Junior World Championships in the 2011 Crans-Montana Alpine Skiing Championship in slalom discipline and won a bronze medal.
Mikaela Shiffrin, as per the latest available data is estimated to have a net worth that would be approximately around 3 million US Dollars. She is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Mikaela Shiffrin’s annual income is estimated to be around 515,000 US Dollars.