Mikaela Shiffrin tied skating record for legend Ingmar Stenmark: ‘I’m happy for her’ | other sports

American skier Mikaela Shifrin wins her 86th World Cup competition in Ar, Sweden. He equaled Swedish skiing legend Ingmar Stenmark’s record by winning the giant slalom.

The 27-year-old Shiffrin, who left behind Italy’s Federica Brignoni and Sweden’s Sarah Hector, did so on the track as she took her first World Cup win in over ten years. It was her 20th win in the giant slalom, tying Switzerland’s Frene Schneider’s women’s record in the field.

“It’s an amazing day, my God,” Shiffrin said shortly after the Stenmark match. She can only set the record on Saturday if she also manages to win the slalom.

“I’m really happy for her, she deserves it,” Stenmark, 66, told AFP earlier. “She’s an excellent skater, with great technique. She also seems very likable, so I’m glad she’s the one who wipes my record off the books.”

Michaela Shifrin on her shoulders after her 86th World Cup win. ©AP

Stenmark, who set the record in 1986, believes Shiffrin will continue to win for some time. , she can become the first to win 100 matches, and even more if she keeps her health. But this is a problem with skiers. “If their knees didn’t hurt, they would eventually have back problems,” said the skating legend.

“I don’t know how long she wants to continue. Women often stop early to focus on their family. Maybe 32, 33? She might be able to keep going until she’s 40, but I don’t know if she wants to. There are other important things in life. It’s not Just skate.”

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