Mikaela Shiffrin skis at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on Dec. 1, 2018 in Lake Louise, Canada.
Mikaela Shiffrin has accomplished a lot in her ski racing career, and on Sunday she joined some very elite company becoming the seventh woman to win world cup races in all five traditional disciplines when she won the super-G world cup at Lake Louise, Alberta. The win also made her the first skier, male or female, to win all six events, including the newer parallel slalom.
It was also her first podium finish in super-G, the last in which she had to claim victory in order to join countrywoman Lindsey Vonn and five others to accomplish the rare feat.
“Welcome in the club!” tweeted fellow member Tina Maze, of Slovenia. “Now it's 7 of us :)” Vonn responded in a quote retweet.
Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion, cruised into first place with a run of 1:19.41. The next-closest competitor, Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel, was .77 seconds behind her with a time of 1:20.18. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was third in 1:20.24.
The win was Shiffrin’s 46th world cup victory, coming just one weekend after she captured yet another victory in her best event, the slalom. Shiffrin had also won multiple giant slalom races and one alpine combined, and one year ago at Lake Louise she captured her first podium in the downhill. The next day she got her first downhill win, leaving only the super-G for her to conquer.
This was only her eighth start in super-G, and her first this season.
Shiffrin was fifth in the super-G at Lake Louise in 2017 with a time of 1:19.36 and fourth in the event at Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, in 2017, her previous best finish in the event.
She finished just off the podium in her other two races this weekend at Lake Louise, finishing ninth on Friday and fourth on Saturday in downhill races.
The two-time defending overall world cup champion, Shiffrin is again atop the standings so far this season.