Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates taking first place at FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup on March 14, 2019 in Soldeu, Andorra.
Mikaela Shiffrin edged closer to, once again, accomplishing what no other skier ever has when she captured the crystal globe in the super-G on Thursday in Soldeu, Andorra.
Shiffrin finished fourth in the final world cup race race but first in the overall standings with 350 points, 47 more than second-place finisher Nicole Schmidhofer or Austria. With the chance to claim another crystal globe this weekend in giant slalom, the two-time Olympic gold medalist could become the first ski racer ever, man or woman, to win the world cup titles in overall, slalom, super-G and giant slalom in one season.
Shiffrin already has the overall and slalom titles. She leads Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova in the giant slalom title race by 97 points. Shiffrin has not yet won a globe in giant slalom.
This is Shiffrin’s 10th career crystal globe but her first in super-G. She won three super-G races this season, which was the first time in her career. she ever won a super-G race.
Earlier this season Shiffrin, who just turned 24 years old on Wednesday, became the first skier to win 15 world cup races in one season and has 58 wins overall. She’s just the fourth woman ever to win three straight overall globes.
Viktoria Rebensburg, of Germany, won Thursday’s race with a time of 1.23:91. Shiffrin finished in 1:24.35, tied with Schmidhofer.