'History is made': 'Fans hail Mikaela Shiffrin as 'the GOAT' after 83rd World Cup race win

'History is made': 'Fans hail Mikaela Shiffrin as 'the GOAT' after 83rd World Cup race win
Mikaela Shiffrin of Team United States won her 83rd World Cup race on January 8 in Kronplatz Mountain in Northern Italy (Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

KRONPLATZ MOUNTAIN, ITALY: Mikaela Shiffrin of Team United States won her 83rd World Cup race on Tuesday, January 24, and broke a tie on the all-time women's list with Lindsey Vonn, a former American skier. Breaking the record, she secured first place in the giant slalom at the Kronplatz held in Italy and fans hail her as the 'greatest of all time'. The skier is now only three wins away from breaking Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 World Cup wins for a man or woman.

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“It’s hard to find words actually,” the two-time Olympic gold medalist told Eurosport. “I don’t think there are words to explain all the feelings. During the day it’s stressful, sometimes peaceful, sometimes nervous, sometimes excited,” she added. The American skier made her record-breaking performance in the giant slalom race and with the fastest first run out of her competitors, she set the pace at a time of 58.72. With a second run time of 1:01.89, Shiffrin marked an end to the winning day.

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With many challenges in the previous years including her father Jeff's death in 2020 and leaving the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 without a medal, the 27-year-old from Colorado has now become the winningest women's skier ever and the run that helped her break the record was her season's ninth win, according to Daily Mail.

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Praising Shiffrin's exceptional performance and record-breaking run, fans quickly rallied around on social media to celebrate her victory. One social media user wrote, "I always thought records are there to be broken, Congratulations Mikaela Shiffrin on breaking the all-time Ski World Cup record. Well deserved." Another wrote, "Even at the most elite, she is one of the few goats of sport. This level of domination and excellence at her age is insane. A great moment for sports history." At the same time, someone remarked, "Can we finally say that Mikaela is the Greatest American female athlete of all time? Yes. Simone Biles, Serena...Ledecka....but Mikaela is far and away more dominant in her sport. And she is still 27."

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"Amazing. @MikaelaShiffrin is an amazing skier," a fan wrote and another opined, "And soon: the most successful skier ever!"



 



 

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Applauding the skier's achievement, a fan wrote, "Congratulations!! History is made!," and a user tweeted, "And it’s not even close! She got to number 83 so much faster than Lindsey Vonn got to 82 and Lindsey was light years ahead of other legends on the all-time list like Moser-Pröll, Schneider, and Götschl. It’s a new level of dominance that the sports world has never seen before."

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"Incredible Mikaela. So proud of you, what an astonishing run and history. Champion of Champions, BRAVO! an infinite times over!!," a fan remarked while someone opined, "What a classy afternoon overall. Mikaela wins with class and humility. Her competitors congratulate her with class and admiration. Women's alpine skiing is in a GREAT place!!!"



 

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