Winter Sports

Mikaela Shiffrin Win Historic Fourth Straight World Championships Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin Win Historic Fourth Straight World Championships Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin made slalom history despite battling a severe chest cold.  The 23-year-old turned in a near perfect final run to become the first skier, male or female, to capture four straight World Championships in a single event.

With the win, Shiffrin ties Ted Ligety for the most world championships by an American alpine skier with five. She also ties Ligety with seven career world championships medals for second on the list. Among Americans, only Lindsey Vonn with eight has more.

Today’s win also makes Shiffrin one of just three U.S. women to win two world titles in one year, joining Vonn (2009) and Andrea Mead-Lawrence (1952).

She is also the 2014 Olympic slalom champion and 2018 Olympic giant slalom gold medalist and combined silver medalist.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

Winter Sports

Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

More in Winter Sports

Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom crown, record-tying fourth World Cup crystal globe

Denise J. SaulMarch 17, 2019

Lindsey Vonn medals in final race of her storied career

Denise J. SaulFebruary 10, 2019

Bonnie St. John, History Making Paralympian

Rick WoelfelApril 2, 2018

Elana Meyers Taylor & Lauren Gibbs Wins Olympic Silver in Bobsled

Denise J. SaulFebruary 21, 2018

Shiffrin Wins Giant Slalom Gold

Denise J. SaulFebruary 15, 2018

Featured Olympic Athlete: Spencer O’Brien – Pro SnowBoarder

Rick WoelfelJanuary 31, 2018