Skifænomenet Shiffrin beats the Stenmarks slalomrekord

Mikaela Shriffin won Saturday's World Cup race in Finland, after that the competitor Petra Vlhová crashed. The american skistjerne Mikaela Shriffin was releg

Skifænomenet Shiffrin beats the Stenmarks slalomrekord

Mikaela Shriffin won Saturday's World Cup race in Finland, after that the competitor Petra Vlhová crashed.

The american skistjerne Mikaela Shriffin was relegated to second place in the season's first World Cup races in October, but on Saturday snatched she the season's first victory, as the women competed in the slalom.

With the triumph she came up to 61 World Cup victories. The 41 has come in the house in the discipline of slalom, and thus she rolls Ingemar Stenmarks record. Between 1974 and 1987, he took 40 slalomsejre.

Stenmark is still holder of the record for the most victories across disciplines. The swede stood at the top of the podium 86 times in the World Cup in his career.

Saturday's race was a dramatic one of its kind. The competitor Petra Vlhová was the victory before the second pass, but slovakken drove the wrong way down the slopes and did not complete the course.

I felt a bit lucky with the win, but I also have a good feeling after my run, so I'm happy, " says Shiffrin.

Swiss Wendy Holdener was second, while austrian Katharina Troupe ended up in third place.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 18:00

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