Mikaela Shiffrin equals Lindsey Vonn’s record for women’s World Cup victories.

Mikaela Shiffrin equaled the women’s World Cup skiing victory record with her 82nd victory.

With victory in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, the American, 27, surpassed compatriot Lindsey Vonn’s record.

She won the giant slalom by 0.77 seconds over the field on Sunday, her eighth win of the season.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist is now only four World Cup victories away from equaling Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark’s overall record.

“I was so nervous this run that I got a rash on my face,” said Shiffrin, who had won five consecutive World Cup races before finishing sixth in Saturday’s first giant slalom of the weekend.

“I’m not sure if it was because of the 82, but I just wanted to ski it well, and I did. I still can’t believe it.”

She took a 0.24-second lead over the field in the first run and extended it in the second to finish well ahead of Italy’s Federica Brignone and Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami.

Shiffrin is the reigning overall women’s World Cup champion, having won four Crystal Globes in her career, and she comfortably leads the overall standings this year.

From 1975 to 1989, Swedish legend Stenmark dominated the men’s slalom and giant slalom disciplines. Shiffrin won her first World Cup race at the age of 17 in December 2012.

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