GENEVA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Mikaela Shiffrin had to wait for a potential record victory as the Zagreb slalom was canceled due to weather conditions, the International Ski Federation (FIS) confirmed on Thursday.
“Due to high temperatures and wind, today’s race in Zagreb was cancelled,” the FIS announced on Thursday.
Unseasonably warm weather has forced a number of winter sports events, and Wednesday’s race of double saw skiers is struggling due to the poor condition of the track.
Shiffrin, who won Wednesday’s race for her 81st World Cup victory, is just one win shy of the all-time women’s World Cup record, currently held by American Lindsey Vonn. Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark leads the way for all riders with 86 wins.
Shiffrin’s next chance to break the record comes this weekend, with two grand slalom rounds in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.