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Mikaela Shiffrin        

American Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist; World Cup Alpine Skier

Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin is an American World Cup alpine ski racer with the United States Ski Team. She is the reigning Overall World Cup champion and the reigning Olympic and world champion in slalom and a four-time winner of the World Cup discipline title in that event Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history.

An Olympic gold medalist, Shiffrin began turning heads almost instantly when she finished top 15 in her first two NorAm Cup races. But the heads started spinning when she won a super combined in British Colombia two weeks later, and then ski fans and coaches went cross-eyed when she landed a World Cup podium during her rookie season—at age 16.

She then proceeded to blow the world apart with a World Championship slalom gold medal and the World Cup slalom title during her sophomore year. She topped herself again in 2014, earning five more World Cup wins, giant slalom podiums, an Olympic gold medal, and a second-straight slalom title.

In 2015 she really wowed us—successfully defending her World Championship slalom title on home turf under immense pressure at Vail/Beaver Creek, and then snagging her third-straight slalom title. During the 2016 season, despite a knee injury she came back and went on to win all of the remaining slalom races she competed in on the World Cup tour.

Shiffrin was named to the 2018 US Olympic Alpine Skiing Tema.


Mikaela Shiffrin returning to competition eight days after positive COVID test
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, who tested positive for the coronavirus Dec. 27, is returning to the women's World Cup at a slalom Tuesday.

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