Ski power couple Shiffrin, Kilde shine at World Cup Finals
It was clear — crystal globe clear — that skiing's power couple had a rewarding day in the French Alps. Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde excelled Wednesday in Courchevel in their first races of the World Cup Finals — the week when all the crystal globe trophies are awarded in men's and women's skiing. “It was incredible, how she raced was perfect,” Kilde told Austrian broadcaster ORF.news.yahoo.com
Shiffrin scores rare downhill win to extend World Cup lead
Mikaela Shiffrin increased her lead over Petra Vlhová in a close race for the overall title by winning the downhill on Wednesday at the World Cup Finals. Shiffrin had barely raced downhill this season — two World Cup events in December and then last month's Beijing Olympics. The American put down a clean run on the new Eclipse course to earn the victory and 100 World Cup points.news.yahoo.com
Layden: Mikaela Shiffrin experiences harsh truth of expectations vs. reality at Olympics
The sentence landed so hard it made you cringe. “Right now,” said U.S. Alpine ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin, “I just feel like a joke.” Eight words, much too harsh, that measure the distance between realistic Olympic expectations and unexplained Olympic reality.
Layden: Tracing the opposing paths of Alpine greats Mikaela Shiffrin, Sofia Goggia
Heading into the 2022 Winter Olympics, American Mikaela Shiffrin was ascendant while Italian Sofia Goggia was injured. But, as the women's downhill displayed Tuesday in China, the Games care not in the least for predetermined narratives.
Layden: Winning without winning -- Shiffrin sets new course at 2022 Olympics
Mikaela Shiffrin took ninth in the super-G Friday in China. Given her first two Olympic races, it was a success. And if you listened closely to her interview afterword, you might pick up the sounds of the best female skier on earth putting herself back together.
Layden: Competing under withering pressure, Olympians deserve our fervor and empathy
Bottom of the ninth? Pressure. Two free throws to win the game? Pressure. Six-foot putt to win the U.S. Open? Pressure. But there's not pressure like that heaped on Olympic athletes, who carry the expectations of a nation and only get the chance to shrug it off every four years.
Experts discuss Mikaela Shiffrin and how to overcome a crisis of confidence: 'It happens to everyone'
Mikaela Shiffrin’s shocking back-to-back disqualifications at the 2022 Winter Olympics have shaken her confidence. Experts weigh in on how everyone can handle failure and overcome self-doubt.cnbc.com
Shaun White's last Olympics hurrah comes in halfpipe final
NBC can breathe a sigh of relief as Shaun White has reached the final of the halfpipe. With Mikaela Shiffrin struggling on the ski slopes — and sounding uncertain about competing in the super-G — White could end up as the only major headliner Thursday night. If Shiffrin competes, the super-G will also be compelling as she tries to rebound after lasting about 15 seconds combined in her first two races.news.yahoo.com
U.S. wins first gold at Beijing Winter Olympics, but a star skier falls
Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis won the first gold medal for Team USA at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. But star skier Mikaela Schiffrin suffered another stunning setback. CBS News' Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers have the day's highlights.news.yahoo.com
Layden: Mikaela Shiffrin in uncharted waters after surreal double DNF
It was one of those moments that didn't feel real when Mikaela Shiffrin skied out in Gate 5 of the slalom, days after crashing out on Gate 7 of the GS. With three potential events remaining, the world will see if she can reset mid-Olympics. "We’re not done yet."
Mikaela Shiffrin's 2nd Olympic race also ends early
Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin's second race at the Beijing Games was over even more quickly than her first. This time, Shiffrin stood for a moment beside one of the gates she missed — on a course set by her coach, Mike Day — before moving off to the side. Shiffrin came to China as one of the biggest stars of her — or any — sport at the Winter Olympics, a dominant-at-times Alpine skiier who has been in the spotlight since she was a teenager.news.yahoo.com
Mikaela Shiffrin wins women's combined to set American record with 6th skiing world championship title
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Mikaela Shiffrin's latest gold medal from the skiing world championships moved her past both Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety. DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSShiffrin also set an American record with her sixth world championship title after sharing the mark with Ligety, who retired last week. Shiffrin excelled in both the super-G and the slalom portion to win her second medal of this year's worlds. United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the slalom portion of the women's combined race, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Even Vlhova, the overall and slalom World Cup leader, lost ground on Shiffrin after she placed seventh in the super-G.Two of Shiffrin's main competitors failed to complete their slalom runs.cbsnews.com