Mikaela Shiffrin Captures Record Breaking Fourth World Title

Mikaela Shiffrin soared to new heights with her recent win at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre, Sweden. This win is a huge achievement for Shiffrin, breaking records and becoming the first ever athlete, male or female, to win four World Championship titles in a row.

Shiffrin rocketed into the competitive ski scene at the age of 16 when she took gold in slaloms at the 2011 US National Championships and became the youngest skier ever to win a national alpine title. She has soared into high ranks and now holds 3 Olympic medals, 7 World Championship medals, and 57 World Cup wins.

At only 23 years old, Shiffrin has astounded the world with her incredible performance on the slopes. She continues to prove again and again that she is, as Lindsey Vonn says, in a “league of her own.”

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Lindsey Vonn Final Career Race in Åre!

Renowned Lindsey Vonn claimed a bronze medal at the 2019 FIS World Championships this year, ending her career with one last podium to add to her tremendous accomplishments as a downhill skier. At 34 years old, this makes her the oldest female skiier to ever medal at the World Championships.

Vonn leaves behind the world of ski racing as one of the most accomplished athletes of all time. With eight World Championship medals, three Olympic medals, and 82 World Cup wins, the most of any female skier and just 4 behind all-time record holder Ingemar Stenmark, her long career leaves behind a legacy of success.

Vonn began skiing at age two. She burst into the international racing scene at age 14 when she became the first American female to capture gold in Italy’s Trofeo Topolino competition. Just three years later Vonn made her Olympic debut in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and from there it was nothing but up.

As Vonn steps away from competition, there is no doubt that she will be remembered as one of the most legendary skiers the world has ever seen.

Chongli, China, voted one of the places to visit in 2019

Chongli’s growing snow industry comes as part of China’s quest to become a major country for winter sports — and, they’re succeeding. The capital city of Beijing will host the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic Games and Chongli itself will be the competition grounds for several snow events including snowboard, freestyle skiing, cross country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon.

Click here to see the full list of New York Times 52 places to go in 2019!

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