SEMMERING, Austria (WCAX) Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin continues to rewrite the record books. The Burke Mountain Academy alum set another incredible milestone this weekend.
Shiffrin was already the best slalom skier of her generation. Now, she's the best women's slalom skier of all-time. She earned her 36th career World Cup slalom victory this weekend in Semmering, Austria.
With that win, Shiffrin becomes the most successful women's slalom skier in World Cup history, passing one of her idols, Marlies Schild of Austria. Only Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark now has won more World Cup slalom wins, with 40.
Shiffrin also became the first skier, male or female, to win 15 World Cup races in a single calendar year, moving one victory past men's overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who has won 14 times in 2018. Both skiers breaking the previous mark set by Stenmark in 1979, although Stenmark competed in 19 events that season, while Hirscher raced 21 times this season and Shiffrin 27 times.