Mikaela Shiffrin glances over her right shoulder at the photo of her late father, Jeff, hanging on a wall in her Edwards, Colorado, home. She smiles. Then she bows her head, sighs and begins speaking, occasionally pausing between words, perhaps because it simply still just doesn’t seem real, nearly two years after the unfathomable loss.
After her first Winter Games triumph as a teenager in 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin gushed about “dreaming of the next Olympics (and) winning five gold medals” — which not only didn’t happen, of course, but wasn’t even possible because the American ended up not competing in every Alpine event four years later.
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.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is once again putting her mending back through extreme tests: double training sessions filled with twists, turns and crouching into a tuck position to generate more speed.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is not able to ski and prepare the way she would like to currently because of a hurt back that she likened to “a very severe muscle spasm or kind of a strain” in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday.
First things first for Mikaela Shiffrin: She is certain she wants to participate in every individual women’s Alpine ski race at the Beijing Olympics.
The 26-year-old from Colorado also knows that was her aim for the last Winter Games — and things did not quite work out according to plan back then.
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Olympic downhill champion. The overall World Cup champion. And the recently crowned parallel co-world champion...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done...
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The nervous energy accumulated for Mikaela Shiffrin while she waited, waited, waited for these Olympics — the ones that so many are expecting to be HER Olympics — to finally get started...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — With the men's downhill postponed because of whipping wind Sunday, it'll be the women — and, notably, U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin — who get their first chance in more than 30 years to open the Alpine skiing show at the Olympics.