Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher has moved up to third place in the table of all-time World Cup wins in Alpine skiing and become the most successful Austrian skier of all time with his 63rd win today in the slalom race at Saalbach in Austria.
Hirscher’s 63rd win came just a few days after his 62nd, in Alta Badia, Italy, when he drew equal with the previous Austrian all-time best, Annemarie Moser-Proell.
Although it is still early days the 29-year-old is also on target to extend his record to eight consecutive World Cup overall crowns.
Hirscher is now 19 wins behind American Lindsey Vonn (34), who has said she expects to retire next season, probably after the opening Lake Louise event at the end of 2019.
She needs five more victories to overtake long time overall record holder, Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark, who had 86 victories during his career, but has said doing that is not a priority for her.
Britain’s Dave Ryding finished 23rd in this morning’s race at Saalbach having been placed 9th after the first run.