Shiffrin leads slalom, closes in on record World Cup win 87
ARE, Sweden — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin took a big lead in the opening run of a women’s World Cup slalom Saturday as she positioned herself for a record-setting 87th career win.
Shiffrin led second-place home favorite Anna Swenn Larsson by 0.69 seconds after the first run. Swiss skier Wendy Holdener trailed by 0.94 in third and was the last skier to finish within a second of Shiffrin’s lead.
“It’s nice to race today. After such an incredible day yesterday, I feel like no pressure," Shiffrin said.
Shiffrin can break a tie with Ingemar Stenmark on the all-time overall winners list — between men and women. The Swede competed in the 1970s and 80s.
Shiffrin matched Stenmark’s mark of 86 wins by winning a giant slalom Friday.