Mikaela Shiffrin equalled Ingemar Stenmark’s 86 World Cup wins on Friday, and the world of winter sports took to social media to praise her remarkable achievement.
She also claimed the season-long World Cup giant slalom title – her 15th career crystal globe trophy – having already won her fifth overall and seventh slalom title this season.
FIS Alpine were one of the first to pay tribute to Shiffrin’s historic efforts, declaring: “A circle closes!”
Ilka Stuhec followed up calling her the greatest of all time.
The US Alpine Ski Team recognised greatness, and Team USA lauded her as a history-maker.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde – Shiffrin’s partner and peer – also praised the 27-year-old.
And another women’s great, Lindsey Vonn, believes Shiffrin is at the top of her game.
The outright record now beckons for Shiffrin, with the world’s leading Alpine skiers returning for the slalom on Saturday. The first run is at 09:15 GMT, with Shiffrin hoping to shoot for history in the second run from 12:15 GMT.
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