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Schiffrin finished fourth in the downhill. The hunt for records continues

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CORTINA D’Ampezzo, Italy (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shifrin’s quest for a record-shattering victory at the 83rd World Cup will continue for at least another day.

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Shiffrin finished fourth, half a second behind race winner Sofia Goggia, in Friday’s downhill on the track that will be used for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.

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

Two more races are scheduled for Cortina over the weekend, with another downhill on Saturday followed by a Super G race on Sunday.

Joggia, who won gold and silver in the downhill in the last two Olympics, respectively, finished 0.13 seconds ahead of two-time world champion Elka Stoeheck, and 0.36 seconds ahead of Germany’s Kira Wedel.

Shiffrin was faster than Goggia through the first three checkpoints but finished 0.50 behind him.

Shiffrin had some difficulty landing the jump at the end of her run, standing up to regain her balance. But overall, she seemed pleased with her performance in a discipline she doesn’t often compete in, smiling and pumping her fist in the end zone.

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