Sensational Shiffrin sets record for most wins in a season
The peerless Mikaela Shiffrin once again made history on Saturday, breaking the record for the most race wins in a World Cup season with her 15th triumph of the 2018-19 campaign.
Shiffrin claimed victory in the slalom discipline at Spindleruv Mlyn, the Czech venue where she made her World Cup debut in 2011 two days before her 16th birthday.
Already the slalom and overall champion this season, the American was the quickest in both runs, her combined time of one minute and 38.98 seconds enough to secure victory by 0.85 seconds from Wendy Holdener, with Petra Vlhova (+2.03) a distant third.
Her record tally of 15 wins, which tops the 14 triumphs of Vreni Schneider in 1988-89, could yet be increased, with four further events scheduled for next week's season finale in Soldeu.
Shiffrin, who turns 24 next week, has now won 39 World Cup slalom events in her career - including seven in the current campaign - leaving her one short of the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark.
She holds 58 wins across all disciplines and continues to rapidly close down Stenmark's benchmark of 86.