Ski superstar Mikaela Shiffrin is just two victories away from the all-time record set by Swedish alpine legend Ingemar Stenmark.
The 27-year-old American also won the second giant slalom at Kronplatz and celebrated her 84th World Cup victory. The exceptional athlete prevailed with a lead of 0.82 seconds over Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel. Third was Sara Hector from Sweden (1.19).
With her 83rd World Cup title a day earlier, the Colorado athlete had overtaken former teammate Lindsey Vonn to become the sole women's record holder. "I was mentally so tired after the win yesterday, and then I was excited because I realized I was tired," said Shiffrin on ORF.
The all-rounder can already reach Stenmark's record at the weekend. Then there are two races in the Czech Republic in their prime discipline, slalom. "Sure, it's possible. But I have to recover first and then see how much energy I can muster," said the alpine high-flyer.
For the German riders there was again nothing to get in the giant slalom. Jessica Hilzinger, in 40th place, clearly missed out on the points. Since the retirement of Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg in the summer of 2020, the DSV athletes have only played a supporting role in giant slalom.