Mikaela Shiffrin – Women’s Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin’s victory in the women’s slalom today gives her the following Olympic statistical bests/records:

  • Youngest gold medalist in women’s slalom (surpassing Paola Magoni-Sforza (ITA-1984) (19-155)
  • 5th youngest medalist in women’s slalom (at 18-345) – leader is Danièle Debernard (FRA-1972) (17-205)
  • 5th youngest female gold medalist in Alpine skiing (18-345) – leader is Michela Figini (SUI-1984 Downhill) (17-315)
  • 4th American victory in the event which moves the USA ahead of Switzerland (we currently both have 3).
  • 6th American medal in the event – first since 1972 (Barbara Cochran) – still trail France (8) and Austria (7)
  • First American victory in women’s slalom since 1972 (Barbara Cochran) and slalom overall since 1984 (Phil Mahre)

This is also the 5th USA medal in Alpine skiing at Sochi, which equals the 2nd best USA performance at any Winter Olympics (1984). We have won medals as follows:

Year RankUS RankEU G S B TM
2010 1 2 2 3 3 8
2014 2 1 2 5
1984 1 1 3 2 - 5
1964 3 3 - 2 2 4
1994 3 2 2 2 - 4
1960 4 6 - 3 - 3
1948 4 4 1 1 - 2
1952 4 2 2 - - 2
1972 4 3 1 - 1 2
1992 =5 =7 - 2 - 2
2002 6 6 - 2 - 2
2006 5 2 2 - - 2
1976 =7 =7 - - 1 1
1980 6 5 - 1 - 1
1998 7 6 1 - - 1

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