Watch as Mikaela Shiffrin attempts to break the women’s World Cup winning record in Austria

Mikaela Shiffrin is about to make history.

Watch live as the American alpine ski star tries to surpass retired compatriot Lindsey Vonn for most World Cup wins by a woman and is aiming for an 83rd win when she competes in Tuesday’s night slalom in Flachau, Austria.

Click on the media player below to watch the first run at 12:00 p.m. ET and return for the second run at 2:45 p.m. ET. The event can also be viewed on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports App and CBC Gem.

CLOCK | Women’s Slalom – First Run (12:00 p.m. ET):

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Women’s Slalom #1 – Flachau

The best female slalom skiers, including US legend Mikaela Shiffrin, visit Austria to compete in the FIS Alpine World Cup.

CLOCK | Women’s Slalom – Heat 2 (2:45 p.m. ET):

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Women’s Slalom No. 2 – Flachau

The best female slalom skiers, including US legend Mikaela Shiffrin, visit Austria to compete in the FIS Alpine World Cup.

On Sunday, 27-year-old Shiffrin confidently won a women’s giant slalom race in Slovenia for the 82nd World Cup victory of her career.

Aside from tying Vonn, who retired in 2019 at 34, Shiffrin’s most recent win moved just four away from Swede great Ingemar Stenmark’s record for any gender.

Shiffrin almost broke the record on Saturday before Canada’s Valérie Grenier delivered a stunning surprise.

The 26-year-old Grenier from St. Isidore, Ontario, who had never achieved a World Cup podium before, set the fastest time in both heats and won by a comfortable margin over Italy’s Marta Bassino and former overall winner Petra Vlhová of Slovakia. Shiffrin finished in tied sixth place.

“I was a bit worried that I would be really nervous for the second heat because I’ve never been in that position [to be leading the event after the first run] before,” Grenier told CBC News’ Whitney Keunen from a hotel in Slovenia.

“But actually no. I was super chilled and relaxed throughout the two runs. I was just hanging out with my teammates and listening to music. And then before the start I felt so confident, so relaxed.”

Unless Shiffrin passes Vonn on Tuesday, her next chances will come this weekend when another Austrian ski resort hosts downhill and super-G races.

CLOCK | Shiffrin describes what it means to take Vonn to the top of the World Cup roster:

Mikaela Shiffrin reviews her record run in Slovenia

Shiffrin talks about what it means to take Lindsey Vonn to the top of the World Cup career victories.

Most women’s World Cup wins

  • 82: Lindsey Vonn, United States (2001-19)
  • 82: Mikaela Shiffrin, USA (2012-23)
  • 62: Annemarie Moser-Proell, Austria (1969-80)
  • 55: Vreni Schneider, Switzerland (1984-95)
  • 46: Renate Gotschl, Austria (1993-2009)
  • 42: Anja Parson, Sweden (1998-2012)
  • 37: Marlies Schild, Austria (2001-14)
  • 36: Katja Seizinger, Germany (1989-98)

CLOCK | Shiffrin makes history, secures 82nd World Cup victory in Slovenia:

Mikaela Shiffrin equals Lindsey Vonn’s record with her 82nd World Cup win

The legendary American skier topped the giant slalom podium at the Alpine World Cup event in Slovenia.

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