“I don’t see It,” Skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin discusses her chance of winning 100 World Cup events

Mikaela Shiffrin has equaled Vonn's feat of 82 World Cup victories, establishing herself as the most successful woman ever in terms of wins.


“I don’t see It,” Skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin discusses her chance of winning 100 World Cup events

Mikaela Shiffrin [Image Credit- People]

Mikaela Shiffrin, an acclaimed skier, accomplished something great this year. Surpassing Ingemar Stenmark’s previous record, she clinched her 87th World Cup victory, making her the alpine skier with the highest number of wins ever.

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With the imminent start of the 2023-24 alpine ski World Cup season, will the 28-year-old dare to accomplish the insurmountable by reaching the milestone of 100 victories? Shiffrin was interviewed to inquire about the possibility of her achieving 100 World Cup victories.

Although Shiffrin may not comprehend it, she has recently achieved one of the most outstanding seasons of her professional life. Shiffrin’s triumph in the World Cup season of 2022-23 marked her most successful performance in terms of race wins since 2019, with a total of 14 victories.

I don't see it. If we're just being realistic, it for sure could happen. I just can't imagine what that would look like, how it would feel. I don't know. It was the same thing for 87 [wins]. It was just not something that I could picture. And then it did happen, and it's almost like... Yeah, I don't know. I still can't wrap my mind around that in a way.
Shiffrin said via Popculture.com.

She is struggling to visualize or comprehend what the experience would be like or what emotions it would evoke. She was completely ignorant about it. It occurred a total of 87 times. It was unimaginable to her. She further continued:

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So I don't even know what to say about 100. I mean, honestly, right now I'm thinking about the shape of the pasta, because after 87, Barilla did a limited edition pasta as an auction item, and they shaped it in the shape of 87. So it was the 87 pasta, and now I'm just thinking about a hundred pasta.

For context, since 2019, she achieved the highest podium count with 18 appearances, surpassing her previous record of 21 podiums. In retrospect, Shiffrin acknowledged the hardships she faced during the previous season. Shiffrin commented that this season was quite captivating. When the season initially began, she managed to win two games.

The level of astonishment expressed by others was immense as they claimed that she could potentially shatter the record for this season if she continued her winning streak. She has approximately eight more victories left to achieve, well, give or take.

Mikaela Shiffrin receives backing from Tina Maze in her effort to achieve 100 World Cup victories

Mikaela Shiffrin’s achievement of equaling Lindsey Vonn‘s record of 82 World Cup wins for women comes as no surprise, stated Tina Maze, an ex-Olympic champion and Eurosport expert. According to Maze, Shiffrin is capable of attaining 100 victories.

Mikaela Shiffrin [Image Credit-
Sports Illustrated]
Mikaela Shiffrin [Image Credit- Sports Illustrated]

Emerging as the winner of the giant slalom competition in Kranjska Gora, Shiffrin, aged 27, accomplished her 82nd World Cup triumph. Her performance in 2022 has been great, as she has achieved 80 victories. As per the popular personality herself, Shiffrins’ accomplishments are significant and will eventually be surpassed by others in the future.

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The fact that Maze has faced off against both of them puts her in a distinctive situation. Lindsey Vonn predominantly focused on high-speed races, whereas Maze and Shiffrin competed in a broader selection of events.

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