SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) – Mikaela Shiffrin won her 21st career giant slalom in the World Cup final on Sunday as the American standout ended the season with another record.
The win moved Shiffrin past Vreni Schneider, a week after she reached 20 World Cup victories for the Swiss skier. The American has won seven of his last eight events and took the GS world title last month.
The overall record, between men and women, is held by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who won 46 giant slaloms in the 1970s and 80s.
Shiffrin secured the all-around, slalom and giant slalom titles this season and extended her all-time record for most career wins to 88.
On Sunday, Shiffrin also set a personal best of 2,206 World Cup points from 31 starts this season, two more than her tally in 2018-19, when she competed in 26 races.
Only one skier has secured more points in one season: Slovenian great Tina Maze finished her 2012-13 campaign with 2,414.
With the sun shining on the Avet track, Shiffrin held her lead in the first run to lead Theo Louise Stjernesund by 0.06 seconds. The Norwegian won the first podium in her career.
Canadian skier Valerie Grenier was third, 0.20 behind Shiffrin.
Three of the top seven runners did not finish their first runs, as Petra Vlhova, who won Saturday’s slalom, Federica Brignone and Olympic champion Sara Hector missed the gate.
Two-time former world champion Tessa Worley finished 11th in what she said was the last race of her career. The French GS specialist has won 16 races and three season titles, the most recent last year.
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