Watch: Mikaela Shiffrin Airborne In 91st Victory Run Against Sofia Goggia At Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2023/24

Published 12/09/2023, 8:09 AM EST

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Mikaela Shiffrin comfortably places herself as one of the greatest alpine skiing stars of all time. Olympics, World Cups, Championships, Shiffrin has etched her name on podiums across. In 2013, two years into her career, the Olympian became the first U.S. slalom World Cup champion since Tamara McKinney in 1983-84. Today, a decade later, she stands as the winningest alpine skier of all time and still counting.

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On the 26th of November, Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her 90th World Cup win at the Killington Slalom. A few more weeks into the calendar, the 2-time Olympic gold medalist raced ahead to claim her 91st win on the 9th of December. And as she raced, she did so with a spectacle and joy worthy of her titles and worthy of a watch.

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On the 9th of December, the Corviglia World Cup ski course in Switzerland at St. Moritz hosted the Women’s Downhill contest for the 1st time this season. Shiffrin, who entered with 2 wins to her name, captivated the audience with a 1:28.84 run. During the showcase, Mikaela’s speed pushed her into the air at about 24 seconds and then again at 34, contributing to her 91st victory clinch. A post on X embedded below gives a look into the icon’s marveling run.

The Downhill contest for the day was the first since the beginning of the 2023/24 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. The first one was supposed to be held on the 18th of November at the Alps mountain of Matterhorn. However, due to strong winds, the event faced a cancelation denying the Italian Downhill queen, Sofia Goggia, a win twice in a row with Mikaela Shiffrin contributing.

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The downhill queen faces an upset

Sofia Goggia is known as the Downhill queen for her excellence in the field. The champion holds 3 consecutive downhill Crystal Globe victories and 4 in her career. The 1st race in November would have meant a great start to the season, but the climate did not perform in favor. Stepping up, the 2-time Olympic Downhill medalist looked for a win on the 9th. But Mikaela Shiffrin, who was to sit out the first race in November, delivered an upset for Goggia winning by 0.15 seconds.

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“It felt very good with my skiing,” said Shiffrin according to ESPN. “I wasn’t sure if the rest of the run was good enough to be fast.” The race earned Mikaela 100 World Cup points totaling 620, putting her in the lead by 195 from Italy’s Brignone Federica. Ironically, it was Goggia who denied Mikaela Shiffrin her 91st win on the 8th during the Super-G. Nonetheless, the skiing legend continues to thrive.

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Shivatmika Manvi

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