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Vail native Mikaela Shiffrin beats alpine skiing record, inspiring future generations

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DENVER (KDVR) — Vail native Mikaela Shiffrin made history in Italy. The alpine skier beat the women’s World Cup skiing record with her 83rd win. 

“I don’t know what to say right now,” she said to broadcasters after the win.

Shiffrin’s Colorado friends and fellow skiers are very proud.

“She’s a rock star,” said Chris Anthony, a Colorado Snow Sports Hall of Fame Inductee and star of Warren Miller films. 

Anthony talked to FOX31 from Austria about the impact Shiffrin is making on the sport.

“The momentum that this will build within the women’s side of our sport especially, we’ll see this pay off dividends down the road as more young female athletes come into the sport and see another Coloradoan that’s achieved this incredible world mark,” he said. 

Shiffrin and Anthony do events together in Colorado, with Shiffrin playing an important role in a documentary Anthony just produced. However, he originally met Shiffrin when she was a little girl and he invited her onto the stage at a showing of a Warren Miller film.

“It was really cool that she was one of the little impressionable girls,” Anthony said. “Each one of these little kids out there you can have an impression on. What they will become, you never know.”

Now Shiffrin is at the top of her sport and inspiring future generations of Colorado kids.

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