Mikaela Shiffrin Is Ready To Take Over The Olympics

In so many ways, the final day of Mikaela Shiffrin's Olympics came to embody all the days and all the emotions that preceded it. Frustration sharing a stage with joy. Beauty marred by tiny blemishes. Results that didn't necessarily match the goals but are certainly nothing to be ashamed of.

Shiffrin showed no outward signs of disappointment Thursday afternoon. She had come to Pyeongchang with the hopes of winning multiple medals, and she did. A gold in the giant slalom and now a silver in the combined event means Shiffrin has three Olympic medals in her career, more than anyone not named Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso or Lindsey Vonn — all royalty in the U.S. Alpine world. And Shiffrin's all of 22 years old.

"To come away from this Olympics with two medals is insane," Shiffrin said.

A gold and a silver — paired with a fourth-place finish in her best event — were not exactly what she'd spent the past four years dreaming about. She had discussed openly the possibility of winning three or four — or who knows, maybe five? — medals in Pyeongchang, and as she grew faster and faster in every single discipline, no one was eager to rule her out.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Is Ready To Take Over The Olympics


Mikaela Shiffrin Is Ready To Take Over The Olympics