Lindsey Vonn has something to say about the peasant woman Mikaela Shiffrin.
Talking to a German outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungVonn predicted that Shiffrin would soon break her World Cup record – while carving her name as the greatest single female skier of all time.
“[Mikaela] she is the best skier that has ever lived in my eyes,” said Vonn, 38. “She will break my record for World Cup wins very quickly and become the best female skier ever.”
Vonn has 82 wins in the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup and Shiffrin won with number 77 just a few days ago – her third World Cup win already this season.
Continued Vonn: “She is an amazing competitor and has near-perfect slalom technique. He trains in a special way with a lot of reps.”
Vonn retired in 2019 after PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympicswhere she won her third Olympic medal. She won the downhill title at Vancouver 2010 while also winning bronze in the Super G there.
She was recently present for a former rival Sofia Goggia On her 30th birthday, Italy’s Goggia continues her stellar resume this season with three World Cup victories – bringing her total to 20.
Will Vonn consider coaching in the near future?
“No, I love helping people when they need me,” she told a German outlet. “Sofia once asked me to go with her to the mountains and give her tips. If he needs my advice, I’m ready. But I don’t see myself as a coach. I see myself more as a mentor. I enjoy mentoring girls and young women who need my help.”
Vonn continued, “That’s why I started my foundation. I want to help the younger generation and encourage them to become the best they can be.”
The Vonn Foundation, the so-called Lindsey Vonn Foundation“provides scholarships and programs for education, sports, and enrichment programs to give future generations the tools they need to achieve their goals and discover perseverance within themselves,” according to his website.