Mikaela Shiffrin ties Lindsey Vonn record at Planet Cup Finals
Mikaela Shiffrin tied Lindsey Vonn‘s female record with her 137th profession Alpine skiing Planet Cup podium, taking third location in the slalom at the Planet Cup Finals in Andorra on Saturday.
Shiffrin, racing for the second time due to the fact breaking Ingemar Stenmark‘s profession Alpine Planet Cup wins record final Saturday, completed 86 hundredths behind Olympic champion Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, combining instances from two runs.
Six of the 22 skiers skied out of the second run on soft snow.
In Shiffrin’s prior race at the season-ending Finals, she was 14th in Thursday’s super-G, which is not 1 of her main events.
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Shiffrin earned her 137th podium in her 248th start out, which means she has completed in the major 3 in 55 % of her Planet Cup races dating to her debut at age 15 in 2011.
The only guys with much more Alpine Planet Cup podiums are the Swede Stenmark (155) and Austrian Marcel Hirscher (138).
Shiffrin’s initial opportunity to break her tie with Vonn comes in Sunday’s giant slalom, the final race of the season, reside on Peacock.
Shiffrin, who broke Vonn’s female profession wins record of 82 in January, clinched season titles in the general, GS and slalom prior to the Finals.
Also Saturday, Swiss Marco Odermatt won the men’s giant slalom by two.11 seconds — the biggest margin of victory in any men’s Planet Cup race in 4 years — for his 13th Planet Cup victory this season, tying the men’s single-season record.
He also reached two,042 points for the season, breaking Austrian Hermann Maier‘s men’s record of two,000 points in 1 season from 1999-2000.
Slovenian Tina Maze holds the general record of two,414 points from 2012-13.
“We partied really hard on Thursday,” following winning the Planet Cup Finals super-G, Odermatt stated, according to the International Ski Federation. “Today wasn’t simple simply because of these damn two,000 points. I truly wanted the podium now. So, an additional victory, two seconds ahead, I do not know what to say.”
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