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2018 Winter Olympics: Who is Mikaela Shiffrin?


Mikaela Shiffrin, is the youngest-ever Olympic slalom gold medalist. She won when she was 18 at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Shiffrin is widely considered to be the next great women’s ski racer. The Eagle-Vail, Colorado, native is dominant in slalom and competitive in giant slalom.

Other interesting facts:

  • Leads the overall World Cup standings for the 2016-17 season.
  • Considers Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin to be one of her best friends.
  • Following in the footsteps of her parents, Jeff and Eileen Shiffrin, who are former collegiate skiers.


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