Displaying her unshakeable balance, Shiffrin won her 87th World Cup race. Check out Mikaela Shiffrin Record and sunglasses here.
Mikaela Shiffrin : Record | Sunglasses | Father
Born in Vail, Colorado, Shiffrin is the second child of Eileen (née Condron) and Jeff Shiffrin, both originally from the Northeastern United States and former ski racers. Her paternal grandfather was Jewish.
Shiffrin’s father Jeff grew up in New Jersey and was an avid skier on weekends in Vermont with his family. As an undergraduate, he raced for Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Her mother Eileen raced in high school in northwestern Massachusetts in the Berkshires, and her brother Taylor (born 1992) raced for the University of Denver.
When Mikaela was eight in 2003, the family moved to rural New Hampshire near Lyme, where her father, an anesthesiologist, worked at Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center.
Mikaela Shiffrin Record
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin set the outright World Cup record for most career victories with 87 by winning a slalom Saturday.
Shiffrin broke a tie with Ingemar Stenmark on the all-time overall winners list between men and women. The Swede competed in the 1970s and 80s.
Shiffrin had matched Stenmark’s mark of 86 wins with victory in a giant slalom Friday.
“Pretty hard to comprehend,” Shiffrin said about the record.
After finishing the final run, the American crouched and rested her head on her knees. Her bother, Taylor Shiffrin, then came out and hugged her during the winners ceremony.
“My brother and sister-in-law are here and I didn’t know they were coming, that makes this so special,” Shiffrin said.
Saturday’s result marked the American’s sixth slalom win of the season and the record-extending 53rd career win in the discipline.
Shiffrin dominated the first run and posted the fifth-fastest time in the second to beat Swiss skier Wendy Holdener by 0.92 seconds.
Thrird-place home favorite Anna Swenn Larsson was the last racer to finish within a second of Shiffrin’s time.
“The best feeling is to ski on the second run when of course you want to win, you have a lead so you have to be sort of be smart but also, I just wanted to be fast, too, and ski the second run like its own race,” Shiffrin said.
“I did exactly that and that is amazing.”
Shiffrin has already locked up her fifth overall championship and the discipline titles in slalom and GS.
Mikaela Shiffrin Sunglasses
On Monday, Mikaela Shiffrin announced in an Instagram story that her signature goggles from Oakley are now available.
The Flight Deck XM Mikaela Shiffrin Snow Goggle costs $210 online and features Prizm Snow Sapphire Iridium lenses, inspired by the Northern Lights.
In her Insta story, Shiffrin shared a “fun fact.”
“Seeing the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list since I saw Balto when I was 3 and a few years ago I actually saw them in Finland,” she wrote.
The 2019-20 World Cup ski season kicks off in October, when Shiffrin will be defending the overall title.
Mikaela shiffrin father
Olympic champion and Eagle County local Mikaela Shiffrin broke the news Monday morning that her father, Jeff Shiffrin, has died.
The Eagle County coroner has confirmed that Shiffrin, 65, died of a head injury, and the cause of death is an accident. The Shiffrins live in Edwards.
Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.
In a string of tweets posted to Twitter, Mikaela Shiffrin wrote:
“My family is heartbroken beyond comprehension about the unexpected passing of my kindhearted, loving, caring, patient, wonderful father. Our mountains, our ocean, our sunrise, our heart, our soul, our everything. He taught us so many valuable lessons … but above everything else, he taught us the golden rule: be nice, think first. This is something I will carry with me forever. He was the firm foundation of our family and we miss him terribly … Thank you, from the depths of my heart, for respecting my family’s privacy as we grieve during this unimaginable and devastating time.”
Tom Kelly, who has spent more than 30 years with the U.S. Ski Team as a press liaison, described Jeff Shiffrin as a wonderful person.
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