Lindsey Vonn rips trolls after Mikaela Shiffrin’s record-breaking win

Lindsey Vonn rips trolls after Mikaela Shiffrin's record-breaking win

Lindsey Vonn is a girl who can do each.

After Mikaela Shiffrin broke her former teammate’s file for feminine skiers together with her 83rd World Cup win, Vonn took the chance to congratulate her — and take down some on-line haters.

Responding to an individual who tweeted that she was an “unlikable particular person” Vonn opted for the excessive highway.

“I have to be horribly unlikable,” she said in a quote-tweet. “Possibly we elevate one another up as an alternative of tearing others down. Happy with Mikaela. Not happy with your feedback and I’m certain she’d really feel the identical. Have a stunning day.”

A lot of Twitter customers used the 27-year-old Shiffrin’s win in Italy as a possibility to take a shot at Vonn, who clearly wasn’t having it.


Austrian-born actor and former US Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (L), former US alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn (C) and FIS President Johan Eliasch react in the stands during the Men's Downhill race of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup at the Streif ski course in Kitzbuehel, Austria, 21 January 2023.
Lindsey Vonn congratulated her former teammate Mikaela Shiffrin whereas additionally taking down in Twitter haters.
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“Thank god she bought previous her,” one particular person tweeted of Shiffrin passing Vonn’s mark. “She is a lot nicer an individual.”

“Completely,” Vonn replied.

The 38-year-old, who retired in 2019 due to accidents, wasn’t going to let just a few trolls dampen her admiration for Shiffrin. Her former Olympic teammate now has her sights set on Ingemar Stenmark’s total file of 86 wins between women and men. He raced within the raced within the Seventies and 80s. Shiffrin added her 84th win on Wednesday in one other large slalom and will match Stenmark ought to she win two slaloms in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, this weekend.

Shiffrin’s quest to be No. 1 is one thing Vonn has been making ready for.


United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Kronplatz, Italy.
United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates on the rostrum after profitable an alpine ski, ladies’s World Cup large slalom, in Kronplatz, Italy.
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“I’m actually completely happy for Mikaela,” she instructed the AP forward of Shiffrin’s record-tying 82nd win. “Information are supposed to be damaged and it’s an indication of progress. And if anybody is to interrupt my file, I’m actually completely happy that it’s an American.

“She’s going to proceed pushing the bounds and proceed to encourage different People. There have been loads of ladies who paved the way in which for me. And now it’s her flip to pave the way in which for the following era.”