The 21-year Colorado girl just matched the 77-year-old record of German Christl Cranz who won her third title in 1939.
An ecstatic Shiffrin said that it happened almost as perfect as it could have and this was the way she imagined herself skiing the course. crossing the finish line, Shiffrin gazed up for several seconds at the giant screen and then gulped in
After conquering the finish line, Shiffrin wanted to know her timing before jumping into air seeing the huge margin of her win.
Shiffrin said that she didn’t want to celebrate until she knew for certain she had won. But when she saw 1.6, she thought, ‘Is the time wrong?‘.
Amusingly, when Swiss fans started cheering for home favorite Wendy Holdener, Shiffrin told herself that ‘Oh that’s cool, [Wendy] must be happy, but today is my day, not yours’.
Shiffrin’s massive win also hands the United States with its first world gold medal at St. Moritz in the 11 medal tournament.
U.S. team’s medal tally is now three. Previously, Shiffrin bagged a silver medal in the giant slalom race and Lindsey Vonn took bronze in the downhill event.
IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press that he considers himself as Shiffrin’s best mascot. Whenever he is at skiing world championships Shiffrin ends up winning.
The “Just can’t get enough’ Shiffrin concluded by saying that there is a lot of work to do still, and there are some girls who are close enough that they can be dangerous.
Shiffrin will travel back home, Colorado, for the World Cup finals week races in Aspen.