Mikaela Shiffrin is only one win shy of the women's record for most World Cup victories, as the American won her 81st World Cup title in a Zagreb slalom race in one minute and 31.42 seconds on Wednesday.

This was also the fifth consecutive win for Shiffrin as she finished ahead of Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, who was 0.76 seconds behind, and Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson, 1:21 seconds slower than Shiffrin.

Shiffrin now stands to match Vonn's women's record, which she could do as early as Thursday's slalom on the same course. Once that occurs, Shiffrin will be only four wins back of the overall record for most career victories

Following her win, Shiffrin credited the standard set by Vlhová over the last several years on the course on the outskirts of the Croatian capitol as motivating her to perform at her best.

The women's world record is currently held by Shiffrin's compatriot Lindsey Vonn, who won 82 World Cups. Shiffrin could equal Vonn's record on Thursday as another slalom event will be held in Zagreb.

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States competes during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Women's Alpine Skiing at Sljeme in Zagreb, Croatia, Jan. 4, 2023.

She had been favorite to win multiple medals at Beijing 2022 but she failed to finish three races and won no medals in the six events she competed in.

Shiffrin's victory extended her current win streak to five, putting her in very select company among female skiiers. The only women besides Shiffrin with longer winning streaks are Vreni Schneider's eight victories