Shiffrin places 4th downhill; the pursuit of records continues

Shiffrin places 4th downhill; the pursuit of records continues

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) – American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s quest for a record 83rd World Cup victory will continue for at least one more day.

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

Shiffrin therefore 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 downhill gold and silver at the last two Olympics, respectively, was 0.13 seconds ahead of two-time world champion Ilka Stuhec. Germany’s Kira Weidle was third, 0.36 behind Goggia.

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

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

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