Anna Swenn-Larsson (Wikipedia)

Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her 75th World Cup win in Levi (Finland) slalom, the season opener race the American won ahead of Swedish racer Anna Swenn-Larsson and reigning Olympic champion Petra Vlhova (Slovakia). Shiffrin and Vlhova have dominated completely at Levi over the years, and now hold a record of five career wins each in Levi slaloms, and will bid for a record-breaking sixth Levi slalom win on Sunday. It also means that the pair have 10 reindeers between them as, unique to this event, each winner is ‘given’ one of the furry beasts as a prize: the animals actually remain in Lapland, but the skiers name them. Shiffrin named her 2019 prize Ingemar, in honour of Swedish technical legend Ingemar Stenmark whose tally of 86 World Cup wins remains the all-time record. Read more on