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Mikaela Shiffrin      

World Cup Alpine Ski Racer, Team USA

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, the Best Slalom Skier in the World | The New Yorker

Mikaela Shiffrin, the Alpine ski racer, should win at least one gold medal at the Olympics this winter in South Korea. She might even win three. It's a fair bet she'll get the Wheaties box and the full-on Up Close and Personal. She's a bright, affable American who dominates her corner of the sport with the kind of predictability ...

Mikaela Shiffrin Races to Her First World Cup Downhill Victory - The ...

Shiffrin, best known for the more technical slalom and giant slalom events, bested Lindsey Vonn, who has dominated the event but ended 12th.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins another slalom, moves up another notch on the ...

Whenever Mikaela Shiffrin steps into the starting gate of a World Cup slalom, rivals know they are probably competing to be the best of the rest.

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