PURE JOY AFTER 300 DAYS AWAY: THE SKIING SCENE IS CAPTIVATED BY MIKAELA’S COMEBACK IN LEVI
She was missed dearly. Mikaela Shiffrin, the undisputed queen of ski racing, had not been in the start gate for 300 days after her father had died unexpectedly. By the time she was ready to race again in Aare, COVID-19 had taken hold, cancelling the rest of the season. Then a tweaked back wouldn’t let her compete in Sölden five weeks ago. Now, she’s finally back! At her comeback slalom, she was super close to victory and reindeer no. 5 in Levi, Finland, finishing just 0.18 seconds behind. She skied to 5th place in the second slalom.