American Mikaela Shiffrin has won her 41st slalom World Cup title in Finland to surpass Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record.
Shiffrin, 24, was behind Petra Vlhova after the first run, but after the Slovakian crashed out on the second, Shiffrin took victory in 58.79 seconds.
Stenmark – an Olympic champion in both slalom and giant slalom – won 40 slalom titles between 1974-1987.
“I feel a little bit lucky with this win,” said Shiffrin.
“But I also feel good with my skiing so I’m happy.”
Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener finished second in Levi, while Austrian Katharina Truppe came third for her first World Cup podium finish.
Shiffrin – a two-time Olympic champion and overall World Cup champion for the past three years – now has a total of 61 World Cup victories across all events.
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Saturday’s win victory takes her closer to the achievements of her countrywoman Lindsey Vonn, who retired earlier this year with 82 World Cup victories, while Stenmark won a record 86 in total.
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