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Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid to tie World Cup wins record moves to weekend after race canceled

Mikaela Shiffrin

ZAGREB, CROATIA - JANUARY 04: Mikaela Shiffrin of USA pose during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Snow Queen Trophy Women’s Slalom medal ceremony at Sljeme on January 4, 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Jurica Galoic/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

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Mikaela Shiffrin‘s first bid to tie Lindsey Vonn‘s female World Cup wins record was denied by high temperatures and wind, which caused Thursday’s slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, to be canceled.

Shiffrin, 27, won a slalom in Zagreb on Wednesday, her 81st career World Cup victory to move one behind Vonn and five shy of Swede Ingemar Stenmark‘s overall record.

It was Shiffrin’s fifth consecutive win on tour, matching the longest streak for a man or woman in 25 years. Three skiers have won six or more World Cup races in a row: France’s Jean-Claude Killy (two streaks in 1967), Swiss Vreni Schneider (eight in a row in 1988-89) and German Katja Seizinger (1997).

The circuit moves to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, for giant slaloms on Saturday and Sunday. Shiffrin has two wins in eight career starts there, both coming in 2018.

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