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Shiffrin Silver in World Championships Super-G

By Courtney Harkins
February, 8 2023
Mikaela Shiffrin Meribel Silver
Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates on the podium after winning her 12th World Championships medal. (Getty Images - Tom Pennington)

Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Mikaela Shiffrin threw down a blazing fast super-G run to take home a silver medal in the 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Meribel, France. It is Shiffrin’s 12th World Championship medal, tying her for the individual record of most World Championship medals.

Marta Bassino of Italy took the win on the Roc de Fer course, tallying two gold medals for the Italians so far in Meribel. Cornelia Huetter of Austria and Kajsa Bickhoff Lie of Norway tied for bronze.

Shiffrin, who did not finish the alpine combined on Monday, was thrilled to put down a run to secure a podium.

"After the combined race, my super-G run, I was thinking that it was not good enough to think I could get a medal in the super-G race," said Shiffrin. "I really tried to fix my mentality and my skiing for this race today. It’s a really tight race and everybody is coming down skiing their best skiing. I can’t really believe it. I’m a bit in disbelief."

Shiffrin’s silver tied the record set by Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway, who won 12 individual medals in 27 World Championships starts. Shiffrin has only started 15 World Champs races, which brings her to a medal rate of 80%. Anja Paerson of Sweden holds the overall record of 13 medals, having won two in the team event.

Shiffrin also has six World Champs gold medals, one shy of the modern record. She has also won a World Champs medal in super-G in every color, and her finish today tied her with Austrian great Hermann Maier as the only skiers to make a super-G podium at three World Champs in a row.

Shiffrin, who has 85 slalom Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup wins, is the winningest woman skier of all time and is one race away from tying Swede Ingemar Stenmark to become the winningest skier in history. She will look for that record after the World Champs in March.

Rounding out the U.S. women, Breezy Johnson was 24th. Both Bella Wright and Tricia Mangan did not finish.

Next, the women will race downhill on Feb. 11. Shiffrin will skip the downhill and race next at the giant slalom on Feb. 16. The men race super-G tomorrow, Feb. 9.

Women’s World Championships super-G

2023 FIS World Ski Championships Live Coverage Presented by Stifel Schedule

All times EST
Check local listings, subject to change.

Thursday, Feb. 9
5:30 a.m. - women's super-G -

Saturday, Feb. 11
5:00 a.m. - women's downhill -
2:30 p.m. - women's super-G - NBC* 

Sunday, Feb. 12
5:00 a.m. - men's downhill -
3:00 p.m. - men's downhill - NBC*

Tuesday, Feb. 14
6:15 a.m. - mixed team parallel slalom -
11:00 a.m. - men's and women's parallel slalom -

Wednesday, Feb. 14
6:00 a.m. - men's and women's parallel slalom -

Thursday, Feb. 16
4:00 a.m. - women's giant slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - women's giant slalom (run 2) -

Friday, Feb. 17
4:00 a.m. - men's giant slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - men's giant slalom (run 2) -

Saturday, Feb. 18
4:00 a.m. - women's slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - women's slalom (run 2) -
2:30 p.m. - women's giant slalom - NBC*

Sunday, Feb. 19
4:00 a.m. - men's slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - men's slalom (run 2) -
3:00 p.m. - women's slalom - NBC*

*encore presentation