Mikaela Shiffrin: American breaks record for World Cup wins in a single season

Mikaela Shiffrin
Shiffrin had previously been tied with Swiss legend Vreni Schneider's 14 race wins in the 1988-89 season

American Mikaela Shiffrin set a new record for the most Alpine Skiing World Cup victories in a season as she won the slalom in Spindleruv Mlyn in the Czech Republic on Saturday.

The 23-year-old finished in one minute 38.98 seconds to secure her 15th triumph of the campaign.

Shiffrin overtakes Swiss legend Vreni Schneider's 14 race wins in 1988-89.

Switzerland's Wendy Holdener and Petra Vlhova of Slovakia finished second and third respectively on Saturday.

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