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By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer

From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the astir decorated pistillate skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done rather a batch successful lone 12 years.

The American skier won her record-breaking 83rd triumph Tuesday successful her 238th contention connected the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting contention for the champion skiers connected the planet.

Shiffrin, who broke a necktie with erstwhile teammate Lindsey Vonn by winning a elephantine slalom successful Italy, has besides won 2 Olympic golden medals and 1 silver, positive six satellite title titles and 5 much medals from that biennial competition.

But it is her World Cup vocation — and present her pursuit of Ingemar Stenmark’s erstwhile mythical full of 86 wins — that has made her 1 of the top skiers successful history.

WORLD CUP

Shiffrin’s racing vocation connected the World Cup circuit started 2 days earlier her 16th day successful March 2011 successful the Czech Republic. Wearing bib No. 46 successful a elephantine slalom, she finished extracurricular the apical 30, meaning she didn’t suffice for a 2nd run.

Her archetypal slalom, the subject she would travel to predominate with 51 victories, was the adjacent time and again she finished extracurricular the apical 30.

Shiffrin’s archetypal podium came successful December 2011. Wearing bib No. 40, she was 3rd down skis greats Marlies Schild, a puerility idol, and Tina Maze.

The archetypal of her 83 wins — and counting — came 1 twelvemonth aboriginal successful Are, Sweden, connected Dec. 20, 2012.

Incredibly, Shiffrin won the World Cup slalom rubric that season, adding 2 much wins earlier a melodramatic World Cup Finals contention successful Lenzerheide, Switzerland. A spectacular 2nd tally overhauled a 1.17-second pb by Maze, who had a record-setting play but was near distraught aft losing to a rival who turned 18 3 days earlier.

Shiffrin won 5 season-long World Cup slalom titles successful six seasons. The streak was breached aft a December 2015 wounded successful Are during contention warmups.

The inevitable archetypal wide World Cup rubric came astatine the property of 22 successful the 2016-17 play erstwhile Shiffrin won 11 races.

It was the commencement of 3 consecutive titles. The adjacent play included a archetypal downhill triumph successful Lake Louise, Canada — successful lone her 4th start.

Shiffrin won a grounds 17 races successful 2019, tallied 2,204 World Cup points — 2nd lone to Maze successful skiing past — and got top-five places successful each but 1 of her 26 events.

In January 2020, she looked acceptable for a 4th title, taking a 370-point pb aft 2 velocity contention wins successful Bansko, Bulgaria. Then household calamity struck.

FAMILY TIES

Shiffrin’s mother, Eileen, has ever traveled with her successful an entourage of coaches and mentors. Her father, Jeff, was a acquainted show astatine races, readily recognizable with a bushy mustache taking photographs astir the decorativeness area.

In February 2020, Jeff Shiffrin died aft an mishap astatine the household location successful Colorado.

Shiffrin flew location from Europe to statesman a grieving process she has been frank and unfastened about. After skipping respective weeks of races and losing her pb successful the standings, her scheduled instrumentality was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which ended the season.

A instauration to assistance young skiers was acceptable up successful her father’s name, the Jeff Shiffrin Athlete Resiliency Fund.

Shiffrin past won a 4th wide World Cup rubric past year, bouncing backmost from a disappointing showing astatine the Beijing Olympics.

She is present acceptable to gain a 5th elephantine crystal globe successful March with a wide pb fueled by 9 victories this play pursuing Tuesday’s win.

OLYMPICS

At 18, Shiffrin stepped connected the Olympic signifier similar she belonged there.

A fifth-place decorativeness successful the elephantine slalom astatine the 2014 Sochi Games preceded a dominating wire-to-wire triumph successful slalom. Shiffrin finished much than a half-second up of Schild, the champion slalom skier successful the satellite astatine the time.

Four years aboriginal successful Pyeongchang, Shiffrin took golden successful elephantine slalom a time earlier her fourth-place decorativeness successful slalom. She aboriginal took metallic successful Alpine combined, a contention made up of a downhill tally and a slalom run.

BEIJING BLIP

Shiffrin was expected to beryllium the prima of the 2022 Beijing Olympics with medal hopes successful each 5 women’s events. What happened adjacent was bewildering adjacent to her.

Shiffrin skied retired of the elephantine slalom and slalom wrong a fewer seconds of each run, did not genuinely contend for a medal successful downhill and super-G, and failed to decorativeness the slalom successful Alpine combined.

“I’m surely questioning a lot,” Shiffrin said aft her 5th failure. “I’m truly disappointed. And I’m truly frustrated.”

She volition inactive beryllium lone 30 erstwhile the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics rotation around. Women’s races are scheduled for Cortina d’Ampezzo, wherever she won 4 medals astatine the 2021 satellite championships.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Shiffrin’s archetypal worlds-level contention was astatine the 2011 juniors successful Crans-Montana, Switzerland, erstwhile she was inactive lone 15. Racing successful slalom with a cold, she placed 3rd down 2 rivals some 4 years older.

Starting successful 2013, Shiffrin won 4 consecutive satellite titles successful slalom. The streak ended with bronze successful 2021 successful Cortina, but she took location 4 medals from that event, including golden successful Alpine combined.

The combined was her sixth satellite title. In total, she has 11 medals from 13 events astatine the worlds. The different 2 results were top-10 finishes successful elephantine slalom arsenic a teenager.

The adjacent satellite championships statesman connected Feb. 6 successful the French resorts of Courchevel and Meribel. Five much medals could beryllium successful play.

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