Tag: Mikaela Shiffrin

Shiffrin Makes History Tying Lindsey Vonn With 4th World Cup Title

Mikaela Shiffrin tied with Lindsey Vonn, winning her fourth overall World Cup skiing title of her career on Thursday at the World Cup Finals in Courchevel, France. The American record-holders trail the all-time record by Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proll, with six titles in the 1970s. Following a surprise third career victory in the downhill the day before, Shiffrin secured the overall…


Mikaela Shiffrin Shiffrin Back on Top in Alpine Ski World Cup Super-G

The three-time overall World Cup champion, American Mikaela Shiffrin finished second behind Romane Miradoli Saturday in the 30th super-G event at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, to take the sole lead in the Alpine Ski World Cup standings. Despite being unable to medal in six events at the recent Winter Olympics, Shiffrin said “this is really great today, that’s a positive thing of course,…


Mikaela Shiffrin Back on Top in Alpine Ski World Cup Super-G

The three-time overall World Cup champion, American Mikaela Shiffrin finished second behind Romane Miradoli Saturday in the 30th super-G event at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, to take the sole lead in the Alpine Ski World Cup standings. Despite being unable to medal in six events at the recent Winter Olympics, Shiffrin said “this is really great today, that’s a positive thing of course,…


Shiffrin Relieved to Finish Olympic Race; 9th in Super-G

BEIJING—Laying in bed ahead of her third race of the Beijing Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin could not stop dreaming about what awaited, envisioning a sequence that unfolded like her initial two over-in-a-blink events. “Just repetitive. The whole night long. And I kept kind of waking up from it and then going back to sleep. And it…


US Olympic Skier Shiffrin Tests Positive for COVID-19

Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin is the latest elite skier to test positive for COVID-19 with the Beijing Games less than six weeks away. “I wanted to let you all know that I’m doing well, but unfortunately I had a positive COVID test,” the American wrote on her social media accounts Monday. “I’m following protocol…


Shiffrin Excels in World Cup Skiing Opener for Her 70th Win

SÖLDEN, Austria—A friendly pat on the back from her rival Petra Vlhova and a long hug from boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in the finish area were Mikaela Shiffrin’s rewards for excelling in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin showed two runs of near-flawless skiing on one of the toughest hills on the…


US Skier Shiffrin Plans More Speed Races in New Season

Mikaela Shiffrin is planning a return to speed racing in the alpine skiing World Cup season, after reducing her schedule almost exclusively to slalom and giant slalom last year. The American two-time Olympic champion said on Thursday she was eyeing a start at the first speed races of the season: Two downhills and a super-G…


‘Can’t Miss Him More:’ Shiffrin Reflects on Her Late Father

Mikaela Shiffrin’s tentative plans on Father’s Day: Dinner with family. Perhaps a board game or a movie. Definitely some Jimmy Buffet or Paul Simon music. Because that’s the sort of celebration Jeff Shiffrin would’ve wanted. Rarely a day goes by when some image, moment or song doesn’t remind the American skiing great of her dad,…


A ‘Huge Resounding’ Success: Shiffrin Medals in All 4 Events

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy—An ear-to-ear smile. No regrets. And another medal wrapped around her neck. What a refreshing sight it was to see Mikaela Shiffrin basking in the afternoon sunlight after another successful day in the Italian Dolomites. Make that a successful world championships. After collecting her fourth medal in as many races Saturday by taking…


Alpine Skiing: Need for Speed Keeps Me Going, Says Record-Breaker Shiffrin

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy—American Mikaela Shiffrin claimed a record-breaking ninth world championships podium finish by taking gold in the women’s combined on Monday and said winning a medal was a bonus on top of the adrenaline rush alpine skiing generates. The 25-year-old from Vail, Colorado, topped the standings in the combined event after an impeccable two-leg…