Overview

Mikaela Shiffrin

USA

SHE’S MAKING SKIING GREATER AND WANTS THE TRIPLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Everyone was so certain that she would successfully defend her title in the Olympic slalom in Pyeongchang in 2018, that they would have bet their own savings for their children on it. And since her rocket-like start, her dominance in her specialist discipline has been more than Hirscher-like. And then the unbelievable happened, as ski racing is no algorithm: only nothing for the athlete of the century. “It broke my heart to feel that on this decisive day I wasn’t myself” was how the shining light of the World Cup scene, described her worst hour later in an interview. But now: even the best mature in the pain of defeat. Nevertheless Mikaela is making ski racing even greater – even and especially in her home America, where space in the limelight is limited. She’s helping her sport to get more awareness, with the help of her success and her personality. Her radiant personality is also due to her love for the French GS specialist Mathieu Faivre. “He understands me as a female ski racer, helps me to deal with setbacks, he motivates me. And he makes me laugh.“ She’s already Olympic winner, twice World Champion, twice Overall World Cup winner, of course there’s no shortage of sporting goals: The third World Cup globe in series could be won this winter and the Triple Gold at the Ski World Championships in Are.

Birthday 15.03.1995
Home resort Vail, Colorado
Discipline Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G
Hobbies reading, dancing