Shiffrin 6th in Cortina downhill; record chase on hold

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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of a record-breaking 83rd World Cup victory is still on hold.

Shiffrin stood sixth, 0.39 seconds behind leader Ilka Stuhec, with other skiers still to race during a downhill Saturday on the course that will be used for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.

Shiffrin therefore remained tied with former teammate Lindsey Vonn for the women’s record at 82 wins each.

Season-long downhill leader Sofia Goggia, who won Friday’s race in Cortina, fell midway through her run but did not appear injured.

Shiffrin finished fourth in the first of two downhills in Cortina on Friday.

A super-G will complete the Cortina weekend on Sunday.

Stuhec, the 2017 and 2019 world champion in downhill, stood 0.34 ahead of Elena Curtoni and 0.35 ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami and Ragnhild Mowinckel, who shared third place.

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