Shiffrin ends World Cup ski season with yet another recordMarch 19, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — After capping her record-setting season with career win 88, Mikaela Shiffrin was asked one question over and over again – and she couldn't really answer it.
Shiffrin receives slalom trophy; Vlhova wins last raceMarch 18, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Seven weeks after securing it, Mikaela Shiffrin was finally able to hold and kiss the crystal globe for the best slalom skier of the women's World Cup season.
Swiss skier Gut-Behrami wins super-G title; Shiffrin 14thMarch 16, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami won the women’s World Cup super-G on Thursday and Mikaela Shiffrin finished 14th in her first race since setting the record for most career victories with 87.
Mikaela Shiffrin gets new head coach in female pioneer HarjoMarch 13, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Two days after becoming the most successful World Cup skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin marked her 28th birthday with the appointment of a new personal head coach on Monday in the hopes of getting “a fresh and new way of thinking” moving forward.
Mikaela Shiffrin brings aboard Karin Harjo as head coachMarch 13, 2023 GMT
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Fresh off breaking the record for most World Cup race wins, Mikaela Shiffrin has a new head coach, Karin Harjo, who has been leading Canada’s Alpine skiing team.
‘Not done yet:’ Skier Shiffrin continues quest for recordsMarch 12, 2023 GMT
Does getting a record 87th World Cup win make Mikaela Shiffrin the greatest ski racer of all time?
Mikaela Shiffrin sets World Cup skiing record with 87th winMarch 11, 2023 GMT
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Two minutes after earning her 87th career win, Mikaela Shiffrin finally understood the significance of setting the record for most World Cup victories.
Mikaela Shiffrin’s journey to the summit of Alpine skiingMarch 10, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years.
The American skier won her record-tying 86th victory Friday in her 245th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition for the best skiers on the planet.
Mikaela Shiffrin gets her record 86th World Cup victoryMarch 10, 2023 GMT
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Moments after winning her record-tying 86th World Cup race, Mikaela Shiffrin was asked by a Swedish broadcaster to directly address Ingemar Stenmark, the skiing standout who had promised to watch at home on television.
AP Interview: Stenmark says Shiffrin ‘better than I was’March 10, 2023 GMT
To Ingemar Stenmark, all this fuss over Mikaela Shiffrin as she approached his record of 86 World Cup skiing victories was beside the point.
Shiffrin and Stenmark took different paths to skiing recordMarch 10, 2023 GMT
Ingemar Stenmark's unbreakable skiing record just got matched by Mikaela Shiffrin.
Mikaela Shiffrin closes in on World Cup skiing historyMarch 8, 2023 GMT
History beckons for Mikaela Shiffrin on Friday when the American skier competes in one of her best events.
Shiffrin is seeking a record-tying 86th win on the World Cup skiing circuit, a number that would equal Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark's mark from the 1970s and 80s.
Shiffrin’s quest for win 86 moves to Stenmark’s SwedenMarch 5, 2023 GMT
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 's quest to tie Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 career World Cup victories now moves to his home country.
Skier Shiffrin locks up overall title, still chases win 86March 4, 2023 GMT
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin accomplished what she called “the big, big goal for me this season.”
Shiffrin misses out in super-G, still chasing 86th victoryMarch 3, 2023 GMT
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 's hunt for a record-tying 86th career victory was extended for at least another day.
Shiffrin dominates training as she eyes Stenmark’s recordMarch 1, 2023 GMT
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated downhill training in Norway on Wednesday ahead of what could become another record-breaking weekend.
AP Interview: Stenmark says Shiffrin ‘better than I was’February 27, 2023 GMT
To Ingemar Stenmark, all this fuss over Mikaela Shiffrin as she approaches his record of 86 World Cup skiing victories is beside the point.
Women’s World Cup downhill canceled after fog delaysFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — A downhill race in the women’s World Cup was canceled Saturday after initially being delayed for two hours because of fog over the course.
The downhill is now set for Sunday, taking the place of a super-G which was scheduled, race organizers said.
Shiffrin’s worlds: 1 gold, 2 silvers and ‘every emotion’February 18, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — One gold. Two silvers.
St-Germain surprises Shiffrin with slalom gold for CanadaFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Canadian skier Laurence St-Germain isn't used to winning big races. Or even getting to the podium for that matter.
That's why she had no idea what to do while leading the slalom at the world championships on Saturday with only Mikaela Shiffrin still to come down.
Shiffrin remembers her late father at gold-medal ceremonyFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had more than just a gold medal hanging around her neck during the awards ceremony for her latest world championship title.
Shiffrin wins gold, thanks former coach after surprise splitFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin covered her mouth with her fluorescent orange mittens and then collapsed to the snow, still breathing heavily as her entire body pulsated from the exertion of her gold medal-winning run.
American skier Shiffrin splits with longtime coach at worldsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — American skiing standout Mikaela Shiffrin had an unexpected split with her longtime coach, Mike Day, during the middle of the world championships after informing him that she planned to take a new direction with her staff at the end of the season.
US skiers cast injury aside to win team event gold at worldsFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Broken bones. Surgeries. Rehab. Stinging losses.
American resilience and a never-give-up attitude following a series of physical and mental challenges paid off for Nina O’Brien, Tommy Ford, Paula Moltzan and River Radamus at the skiing world championships on Tuesday — all the way to gold in the team event.
AP Interview: Moltzan catching up to US teammate ShiffrinFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — When Paula Moltzan finished second behind Mikaela Shiffrin for the U.S.
Skiers seek climate change moves: ‘The seasons have shifted’February 13, 2023 GMT
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Overall World Cup winners Mikaela Shiffrin, Federica Brignone and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde are among nearly 200 athletes from multiple disciplines who have signed a letter addressed to the International Ski and Snowboard Federation demanding action over climate change.
Bassino edges Shiffrin as Italy goes 2-for-2 at ski worldsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Two days after Federica Brignone won the gold medal in the combined to open the skiing world championships, Italian teammate Marta Bassino added another in the super-G by edging Mikaela Shiffrin.
Shiffrin’s silver at ski worlds inspired by LeBron’s recordFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Amid a whirlwind 48 hours high in the French Alps, Mikaela Shiffrin woke up to the news that LeBron James had broken the NBA scoring record and the American skier immediately drew comparisons to her own record-breaking season.
Shiffrin rules out racing downhill; super-G next at worldsFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin has ruled out skiing the downhill at the world championships — keeping to her pre-announced schedule of four events.
Shiffrin’s Beijing lesson helps after another big-race DNFFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Practically the only person not asking Mikaela Shiffrin if this was the Beijing Olympics all over again was herself.
Brignone wins worlds combined race after Shiffrin straddlesFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Leaning on her ski poles and shaking her head, Federica Brignone thought she had squandered her chance for a gold medal in the women's combined.
US skiers to don climate change-themed race suits at worldsFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
Looking cool is just the tip of the iceberg for Mikaela Shiffrin, Travis Ganong and the rest of the U.S. ski team when they debut new race suits at the world championships.
Even more, they want everyone thinking about climate change.
Shiffrin, Goggia and Gut-Behrami are the favorites at worldsFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
Top women to watch at the Alpine skiing world championships, which open Monday in Courchevel and Meribel, France:
Shiffrin shifts from record chase to medal races at worldsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
Perspective. The big picture. Dealing with both success and failure.
Shiffrin must wait for record win 86 but takes slalom titleJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — A shake of the head, lips pouting... but then all smiles.
Mikaela Shiffrin was quick to take the positives after realizing she had to wait for at least five more weeks before tying the World Cup record for most career wins with victory No.
Shiffrin wins slalom, moves within 1 win of World Cup recordJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin celebrated with a shoulder wiggle and a bright smile Saturday after dominating a slalom and moving within one victory of the 34-year-old World Cup record of 86 wins.
Shiffrin adds to record total with 84th win in another GSJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t wait long to add to her record total of World Cup wins.
From the start, Shiffrin showed she was the skier to beatJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years.
The American skier won her record-breaking 83rd victory Tuesday in her 238th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition for the best skiers on the planet.
American skier Shiffrin wins record 83rd World Cup raceJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Exhaustion. Relief. Satisfaction.
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin felt all that and more after winning a record 83rd World Cup race Tuesday.
Lindsey Vonn: Shiffrin’s record-breaking is sign of progressJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn has been keeping track while Mikaela Shiffrin first matched her women’s World Cup skiing record of 82 wins earlier this month and then surpassed it with win No. 83 on Tuesday at a giant slalom in Italy.
Shiffrin’s record follows 2 decades of US skiing successJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
It seemed like pure Hollywood fantasy when Robert Redford’s character beat the favored Austrian to win Olympic gold in the classic Alpine skiing film “Downhill Racer,” a movie released more than half a century ago.
Shiffrin’s chase of record 83rd win moves on to next resortJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of a record 83rd World Cup win will move on to the next stop on the circuit.
Shiffrin still has plenty of chances to break Vonn’s recordJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have plenty more chances — better chances, actually — to claim a record-breaking 83rd World Cup victory.
After missing out on the podium on Friday and Saturday in two straight downhills — far from her best event — she'll expect more for upcoming races in disciplines that she excels in.
Shiffrin and Swiatek keep learning to win from each otherJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
They both tend to shy away from the spotlight despite winning regularly. They both compete in individual sports. And they’ve both ascended to the top as their much more well-known predecessors, Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams, headed toward retirement.
Shiffrin places 4th in downhill; record chase goes onJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The record chase can wait. Mikaela Shiffrin appeared pleased, though, that for most of the way down the mountain she was faster than Sofia Goggia in a discipline that is far from being her best event.
Federica Brignone wins World Cup super-G; Shiffrin sits outJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
ST. ANTON, Austria (AP) — Federica Brignone won a World Cup super-G on Saturday for the 2020 overall champion’s first victory this season in a race that Mikaela Shiffrin skipped.
Brignone mastered a course shortened because of heavy overnight snowfall and triumphed after her Italian teammate Sofia Goggia skied faster but went out following a nasty crash.
‘100 or more’: Shiffrin’s idol expects her to keep winningJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — While Mikaela Shiffrin is set to continue her quest for a record-setting 83rd women’s Alpine skiing World Cup win next week, her biggest idol sees even larger milestones coming up for the American.
Record on hold as ill Shiffrin finishes 2nd in night slalomJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait a bit longer to celebrate a record-breaking win No.
Shiffrin can break Vonn’s record -- if she can stay awakeJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Staying awake might be Mikaela Shiffrin’s biggest challenge as she prepares to try to set a record for women’s World Cup skiing victories.
Shiffrin shows her emotions after matching Vonn’s recordJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — The emotions came pouring out of Mikaela Shiffrin when she matched Lindsey Vonn’s women’s World Cup skiing record with her 82nd win Sunday.
Lindsey Vonn: Shiffrin’s record-breaking is sign of progressJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn was keeping track from afar when Mikaela Shiffrin matched her women’s World Cup record of 82 wins.
AP Photos: Highlights of Mikaela Shiffrin’s careerJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
Highlights from Mikaela Shiffrin’s career after she matched Lindsey Vonn for the women’s World Cup skiing record with win No. 82.
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Shiffrin vs Vonn: Different strengths but similar approachJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is the perfect technical skier.
Shiffrin still chasing Vonn’s record as her win streak endsJanuary 7, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — The frustration on Mikaela Shiffrin’s face — mouth agape in apparent disappointment followed by pursed lips — lasted all of about 60 seconds.
Shiffrin focusing on the process as she nears Vonn’s recordJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
It's never been just about wins for Mikaela Shiffrin.
Not when she didn't win any of her five individual races at last year's Beijing Olympics.
Shiffrin’s record hunt on hold with Zagreb slalom canceledJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait at least a couple of more days to match Lindsey Vonn’s World Cup wins record.
Shiffrin takes slalom to move within 1 win of Vonn’s recordJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin felt “really excited” Wednesday after winning the first women’s World Cup race of 2023.
And it wasn't because she had just moved within one victory of Lindsey Vonn's record.
Skier Shiffrin enters new dimension with 50th slalom winDecember 29, 2022 GMT
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin made ski racing history once again on Thursday night.
This time, however, she wasn't the only American skier doing so.
Skier Shiffrin edges Gut-Behrami in GS for career win 79December 28, 2022 GMT
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Everyone in ski racing seems to be counting Mikaela Shiffrin's World Cup wins. Except for Mikaela Shiffrin herself.
The four-time overall champion won a gripping duel with Swiss rival Lara Gut-Behrami in a giant slalom Wednesday to earn career victory No.
Shiffrin takes win No. 78 with 1st GS victory in 2022December 27, 2022 GMT
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had to overcome a lot of pressure Tuesday to end her one-year drought in women's World Cup giant slaloms.
And not all the pressure on the American was coming from her rivals.
Shiffrin takes win No. 77 to move within 5 of Vonn’s recordDecember 18, 2022 GMT
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin's first speed race weekend of the women's World Cup season went so well, she believes it might make her even faster in her core technical events, too.
Holdener beats Shiffrin for 2nd World Cup slalom winDecember 11, 2022 GMT
SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Wendy Holdener had a lengthy wait for her first slalom victory. The Swiss skier made it two out of two on Sunday.
And this time she didn’t have to share top spot.
Holdener improved on her second position after the opening run to triumph in Sestriere, finishing 0.47 seconds ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and 0.70 ahead of first-run leader Petra Vlhová, who is still looking for her first win of the season.
Bassino wins World Cup GS for 1st victory in almost 2 yearsDecember 10, 2022 GMT
SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Marta Bassino won a giant slalom on Saturday to claim her first World Cup victory in almost two years, and she did it on home snow.
Cheered on by a passionate crowd, the Italian skier improved on her second position after the opening run to triumph in Sestriere.
Fast forward: Shiffrin adds speed to post-Olympic ski seasonOctober 12, 2022 GMT
Mikaela Shiffrin is preparing for what could be her busiest Alpine ski racing season ever.
It might become her fastest, too.
Coming off a season that included Olympic disappointment but also her fourth overall World Cup title, the American is eager to add more speed events to her schedule.
Slokar a surprise winner in World Cup slalom; Shiffrin 8thMarch 19, 2022 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin already got the overall World Cup title. Petra Vlhová had the Olympic and World Cup titles in slalom. Maybe that left space for a surprise Saturday.
Andreja Slokar stepped up with a career-best result to win the slalom at the World Cup Finals meeting in the sunny French Alps.
Shiffrin back at skiing’s summit after Olympic strugglesMarch 17, 2022 GMT
Far away from her mystifying struggles at the Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin soared back to the summit of Alpine skiing Thursday.
Shiffrin warms up in downhill for title duel with VlhovaMarch 14, 2022 GMT
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Warming up to their duel this week for Alpine skiing’s World Cup overall title, Mikaela Shiffrin was faster than Petra Vlhova in downhill training on Monday.
Shiffrin placed third in the opening practice run in the French Alps and Vlhova was more than two seconds slower back in 23rd.
‘I just enjoyed skiing’: Shiffrin finishes 2nd in super-GMarch 5, 2022 GMT
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — After a stressful and surprisingly tough Beijing Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin is happy just to enjoy her skiing again.
That approach paid off Saturday as Shiffrin took a clear lead in the World Cup overall standings by placing second in a tricky super-G won by the unheralded Romane Miradoli.
Czech skier Ledecka wins 1st WCup downhill after OlympicsFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Czech skier Ester Ledecka shrugged off her Olympic disappointment Saturday by winning the first women’s World Cup downhill after the Beijing Games.
Ledecka had an attacking run down the Mont Lachaux course in perfect sunny conditions to earn her third career win and second in downhill, more than two years after her maiden triumph in Lake Louise, Alberta.
Shiffrin, US 4th in mixed team Olympic event; Austria winsFebruary 20, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin skied cleanly through the finish line four times Sunday. At the bottom of the parallel course, she hugged teammates and huddled with them under a bed comforter for warmth.
Olympic Alpine team event moved to Sunday because of windFebruary 19, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The last Alpine skiing race of the Beijing Olympics was moved from Saturday to Sunday because of too-strong wind, making Mikaela Shiffrin wait to get one last chance to bring home a medal from China.
Olympics Live: China pair breaks figure skating world recordFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics:
Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China shattered their own world record for a short program at the Beijing Games on Friday night, giving them the narrowest of leads over Russian rivals Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov heading into the free skate to decide the Olympic champion.
Analysis: Plenty went wrong for US Alpine skiing at OlympicsFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A United States team led by Mikaela Shiffrin is leaving the Beijing Olympics with just one of the 30 individual medals in Alpine skiing.
WHAT TO WATCH: Shiffrin’s last event, figure skating pairsFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — If Mikaela Shiffrin exits the Beijing Olympics without a medal, it won't be for lack of trying.
Shiffrin plans to enter the team event, which would mean she'd compete in all six Alpine races this year.
AP-Sportlight-Week AheadFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
1924 — Theresa Weld Blanchard wins her sixth and final U.S. figure skating championship. Sherwin Badger captures his fifth straight and final men’s title.
1928 — Sonja Henie, 15, becomes the youngest Olympic figure skating champion.
Shiffrin’s Olympics: 5 individual races, no medals, 3 DNFsFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — There was simply no way to predict this. Not for anyone, including Mikaela Shiffrin herself.
That the American skier would go 0 for 5 in individual races at the Beijing Olympics, leaving without a medal from any and with a best showing of ninth place, was hard enough to imagine beforehand.
Valieva tumbles out of the medals in Olympic figure skatingFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Bing Dwen Dwen stuffed pandas are already in the hands of the top three finishers in the women's figure skating competition at the Beijing Olympics. The medals are coming Friday.
Heavily favored Russian teen Kamila Valieva fell twice and had two other big mistakes in her free skate on Thursday, dropping to fourth place and allowing the International Olympic Committee to avoid what could have been one of the most awkward moments in the history of the Games.
Olympics Live: Kamila Valieva’s falls leave her in 4th placeFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics:
Anna Shcherbakova won a stunning gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Beijing Games on Thursday night, while teammate Kamila Valieva tumbled all the way out of the top three after a mistake-filled end to her controversial Olympics.