US Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Joins Legendary Lindsey Vonn in a Special Record After Clinching Fourth Overall Crystal Globe

Published 03/17/2022, 11:15 AM EDT

Mikaela Shiffrin has lived two extremes of her career in just one-month timeline. While Beijing Winter Olympic was as bad as anything can be, the FIS Ski World cup brought everything she has ever wished for. Perhaps that’s what a champion athlete’s life looks like. One moment you are at the bottom of the pit, with no hope and no motivation left inside you and the next thing you know, you win your fourth world cup title.

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At the moment, Mikaela Shiffrin is a champion, but it was not as easy as it seems. She has battled through disappointments, criticism, doubts, and everything to be here at the top. The two-time Olympic gold medalist cemented her world cup standings with a second-place finish in the super-G event today.

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Mikaela Shiffrin joins Lindsey Vonn

With two races left in the world cup finals, Mikaela Shiffrin has already won her fourth overall crystal globe. Her two back-to-back remarkable performances secured her an indisputable 236-point lead over rival skier Petra Vlhova. More importantly, with this world cup victory, she is now in the league of American skiing legend Lindsey Vonn. With this Mikaela has tied Lindsey’s record of four world cup titles.

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Petra Vlhova is no longer a threat for Mikaela’s world number one position

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The FIS Ski World Cup began with the struggle between world number one Mikaela Shiffrin and Beijing Olympic gold medalist Petra Vlhova to be at the top of the world cup standings. In the primary races in Switzerland and Sweden, the threat of losing her world number position was always there in Mikaela’s mind. However, in the finals in France, everything changed dramatically.

The American skier didn’t give Petra any opportunity to come back and seized her position with a victory downhill and a second-place finish in super-G. Now that she is finally at the top of the world cup standings, undisputed, she can celebrate her victory.

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What is your favorite Mikaela Shiffrin moment from the FIS Ski World cup 2022?

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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