Another giant step for a queen who can become an absolute monarch on Sunday. On Saturday, during the Spindleruv Mlyn slalom, Mikaela Shiffrin again crushed the competition by winning the slalom, far ahead of her main opponents Lena Dürr (+0″60) and Wendy Holdener (+1″31). Already in the lead at the end of the first round, the American disgusted her competitors in the second to grant herself an 85th career success, four days after having erased the immense Lindsey Vonn. If she were to win Sunday on the second slalom of the Czech station, Mikaela Shiffrin would come back up to Ingemar Stenmark, current holder of the record for victories in the World Cup.
At 27, the one who is writing the history of her sport is back on the land where she was sportingly born one day in March 2011. While the twilight of her career still seems far away, Shiffrin is on the way to achieve a monumental feat, and with the way so many gaps created during its last races are important.
In a few days, the native of Vail (Colorado) will have the opportunity to establish a new reference brand, men and women alike, on the most beautiful stage possible. In Courchevel, Shiffrin will once again be able to enter the annals of his discipline on the occasion of the World Championships in France. Alpine skiing could then enter another dimension, and with the years at the top level that remain in Shiffrin, it is no longer unthinkable to envisage a more than legendary bar, as the legend Stenmark said. -even in an e-mail reported by the Wall Street Journal : « She will be the first to reach 100 World Cup victories. »