Mikaela Shiffrin Becomes First Skier to Top $1Million in Annual Prize Money
Mikaela Shiffrin is American's first skier to win $1 million in prize money.
Competitive, bright, and young-- Mikaela Shriffin has broken another record at the age of 24.
Her impressive financial haul culminated in over $1 million in prize money for this past single season. Shriffin also topped the 60-win mark, collected a few more globes, and took home 17 World Cup wins this season.
This goal-oriented young skier has a great come back this season considering her 2017 season fell short of everyone's expectations.
Take a peak at her interview with GMA:
Shiffrin is without doubt on track to surpass Stenmark and is already considered by some to be the most promising US slalom skier in history. With such a love for the sport and great support, Shiffrin will go far.
To summarize her accomplishments; Shiffrin is an American two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup alpine skier. She is the current three-time reigning Overall World Cup champion, the four-time reigning world champion in slalom, and a six-time winner of the World Cup discipline title in that event. Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history, at 18 years and 345 days.
By winning her second Olympic gold medal in the 2018 giant slalom, Shiffrin tied Ted Ligety and Andrea Mead Lawrence for the most Olympic gold medals ever won by an American Olympian in alpine skiing. She is one of only 5 Americans to ever win the World Cup overall title. She is also the first and only athlete—male or female—with wins in all six FIS Alpine Ski World Cup disciplines. She has won World Cup races in ladies' slalom, parallel slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill, and alpine combined. She is the youngest skier—male or female—to win 50 World Cup races at the age of 23 years and 9 months.
She has won 60 World Cup races, the 3rd most all time by a female alpine skier, including 40 WC slalom races, the most all-time by a female alpine skier. She is the only female athlete to have won 15 races in the same calendar year, winning the last slalom of the 2018 season in Semmering and equalling the men's record holder Marcel Hirscher. In the 2019 season she became the first athlete, male or female, to win 17 World Cup races during a season, breaking the record of 14 wins that Vreni Schneider had held for 30 years. By winning the Gold in the Slalom at the 2019 World Championships, she became the first Alpine skier to win the world championship in the same discipline at four consecutive championships.
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