No, you were not experiencing a severe case of deja vu these past few months. Week after week, headlines from the Alpine Ski Circuit really did read the same: Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks a Record!
Don’t worry — Shiffrin herself found all the numbers and records a bit confusing to keep track of, too. In an interview with the Washington Post, she said:
“I don’t keep track of the numbers,” Shiffrin said. “I can’t. But I keep hearing about them. This season has been almost comical. There’s just a list of statistics and numbers and records, and people say, ‘Did you know about this?’ And I’m like, ‘Uhhhh . . .’ ”
Shiffrin wrapped up her almost-comical season earlier today with yet another win: a Giant Slalom title.
Here’s the full recap of her accolades as reported by U.S. Ski and Snowboard:
- The most World Cup victories in a season – 17.
- The first alpine skier, male or female, to ever win the World Cup overall, slalom, giant slalom and super-G crystal globes in one year.
- The fifth woman to win the slalom and giant slalom crystal globes in one season, after Tanja Poutiainen (2005), Anja Pärson (2004), Vreni Schneider (1989, 1995) and Lise-Marie Morerod (1977).