Shiffrin placed 4th in the downhill; continue the hunt for records

Natalie Portman
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American skier Mikaela Shiffrin on her quest for a record-breaking 83rd World Cup win will last at least another day

Shiffrin placed 4th in the downhill; The hunt for records continuesThe Associated PressCORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of a record-breaking 83rd World Cup victory will last at least another day.

Shiffrin was in fourth place, half a second behind leader Sofia Goggia, with other skiers still downhill during a Friday downhill run on the course that will be used for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.

Shiffrin then remained tied with former teammate Lindsey Vonn for the women’s record with 82 wins each.

Two more races are scheduled in Cortina over the weekend, with another downhill on Saturday followed by a super-G on Sunday.

Goggia, who won gold and silver respectively in the downhill at the last two Olympics, was 0.13 seconds ahead of two-time world champion Ilka Stuhec. Kira Weidle of Germany finished third, 0.36 behind Goggia.

Shiffrin was faster than Goggia in the first three checkpoints but finished 0.50 behind.

Vonn broke the previous record for victories, Annemarie Moser-Pröll’s record of 62 victories, eight years ago in Cortina.

Vonn retired four years ago when injuries cut short her career.

Shiffrin is also approaching Ingemar Stenmark’s overall mark – between men and women – of 86 wins.

Stenmark competed in the 1970s and 1980s.

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