American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, 27, has tied Ingemar Stenmark's record for career race wins on the alpine skiing World Cup. Stenmark set the record at age 32 in 1989.
The victory makes Shiffrin only the fourth female skier to win world titles in four different disciplines. Last month, she broke Lindsey Vonn's women's record of 82 World Cup wins.
Her 83rd victory in Italy on Tuesday leaves only one athlete ahead of Shiffrin: Ingemar Stenmark. The legendary Swedish skier has said he thinks Shiffrin will win more than 100 races.
Mikaela Shiffrin, 27, ties Lindsey Vonn's record for the most alpine World Cup wins for a woman. Shiffrin also has two Olympic gold medals and six world championships.
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The three-time Olympic medalist told reporters that she felt "like a joke" after failing to finish her third race of the Winter Games. Her last chance at a medal is a team competition on Saturday.
"Coming back out and getting the chance to race again was just the perfect thing to do, actually," Shiffrin said. She had failed to finish qualifying runs in two events earlier this week.
Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion, bailed out of the women's slalom race on Wednesday. She previously won a gold medal in this competition in 2014 during the Sochi Olympics.
Shiffrin, known as the reigning queen of the slopes, fell in her first run in the giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics. It was the first time she did not finish a giant slalom race in four years.
It was a hard-won medal, on a day where 20 racers crashed out of the course as they tried to carve out time and move up the leaderboard.