Mikaela Shiffrin won the slalom today in Jasna, Slovakia. With an excellent performance, the American secured her 95th victory in the World Cup. It is of course also a record victory in the world cup. Shifrin showed her skills on the slopes, finishing the slalom with an outstanding time of 1:48.21 minutes.
The win was even more impressive as she maintained her lead from the first run, finishing 0.52 seconds ahead of Croatia's Zrinka Ljutic, who put in a valiant effort but eventually settled for second place. Ljutic drove the best performance of her career, and this is her best time so far.
The Croatian skier finished the race only 0.14 seconds behind Shifrin, showing that there is fierce competition at the elite level of alpine skiing. And that quite often someone from another plane, like her this time, flies in.
The third place on the podium was taken by Swede Anna Sven Larson, who crossed the finish line 0.81 seconds behind the triumphant Shiffrin. The first six positions were rounded out by Swiss skiers Camille Rast, Melani Meljar and Michelle Gizin.
With this victory, Shiffrin consolidated her dominance in the slalom discipline, and with another great ride secured her 150th place on the podium. Although he remains a few paces behind Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark, who holds the overall record with 155 podiums, Shiffrin continues to close in on the skiing legend.
It must be admitted that she is very close to that and for that she will need a lot of effort and luck in the coming days. In the current World Cup standings, Shiffrin sits comfortably atop the slalom standings with an impressive 630 points.
That puts her ahead of Slovakian Petra Vlhova, who, unfortunately, ended the season with 505 points due to a serious knee injury. German skier Lena Dur, who took seventh place in the recent competition, is in third place with 402 points, followed by Michelle Gizin with 282 points.
In the overall standings of the World Cup, Shifrin's dominance is evident, leading with 1,209 points. She is followed by Vlhova with 802 points, Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami with 789 points, and Italian Federica Brignone with 787 points.