55 Facts About Mikaela Shiffrin

1. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest slalom gold medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history, at 18 years and 345 days old.

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2. Mikaela Shiffrin continued her season with good results at Maribor, Flachau (3rd) and Kronplatz (5th).

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3. Mikaela Shiffrin had met her when she won her first World Cup race at Are in December 2012.

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4. Mikaela Shiffrin wanted to go for a medal, coming up with a disapointing 8th place.

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5. Mikaela Shiffrin placed 5th in her Olympic debut, a rainy giant slalom in Rosa Chutor.

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6. Mikaela Shiffrin won her first World Cup race in December 2012 at the age of 17, a night slalom in Are, Sweden.

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7. On December 29, 2011, Mikaela Shiffrin made her first World Cup podium at a slalom in Lienz, Austria.

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8. Mikaela Shiffrin made her World Cup debut on March 11, 2011 in a giant slalom at Spindleruv Mlyn in the Czech Republic.

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9. Mikaela Shiffrin is the reigning World Champion and Olympic Champion in slalom.

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10. Mikaela Shiffrin spoke with CNN about her unique relationship with her mother.

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11. Mikaela Shiffrin is always around her mother, but she sees it as a good thing.

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12. Mikaela Shiffrin already won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, and is expected to have a breakout performance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

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13. Mikaela Shiffrin ensures that she remains in good shape regardless if she competes or not.

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14. Mikaela Shiffrin made her television show debut on the talk show the Late Show with David Letterman in 2013 as herself.

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15. Mikaela Shiffrin made her world cup debut in Spindleruv Mlyn in the Czech Republic on March 11, 2011.

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16. Mikaela Shiffrin competed in her first International Ski Federation event at age fifteen.

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17. Mikaela Shiffrin is an American World Cup alpine ski racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist.

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18. Mikaela Shiffrin successfully defended her slalom title at the 2012 US Championships.

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19. Mikaela Shiffrin was born on March 13, 1995, in Vail, Colorado.

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20. In 2013, Mikaela Shiffrin won the slalom gold medal at the World Championships and became the youngest woman in 39 years to claim the season title in the discipline.

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21. Mikaela Shiffrin is a four-time US Champion, winning in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

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22. Mikaela Shiffrin is the first woman in history to win the first five World Cup races of the calendar year, sweeping the board so far in 2018.

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23. In 2017, a well-established Mikaela Shiffrin reached her pinnacle on the slopes.

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24. Mikaela Shiffrin will be just 22 years old when she hits the slopes in Pyeongchang and she already has one Olympics under her belt.

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25. Mikaela Shiffrin is quickly becoming the face of US Skiing.

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26. Mikaela Shiffrin will lead the US alpine skiing team, as she is seeking to become the first skier to win four consecutive world championship titles in the same event.

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27. Mikaela Shiffrin is looking forward to being reunited with Lundell in Are during the worlds.

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28. Mikaela Shiffrin built on a commanding lead of a full second after the opening run to win the race by 0.77 ahead of Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden, who earned her first podium in her 100th World Cup start.

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29. Mikaela Shiffrin would have been a strong favorite to win the combined, but racing it would have required participating in at least one training run Wednesday or Thursday.

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30. Mikaela Shiffrin will be a big favorite to win both the GS and slalom in Are, putting her in position to match Anja Paerson's three-gold performance from the 2007 worlds at the same venue.

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31. On October 27, 2016, Mikaela Shiffrin, speaking in German, presented the award for the best Austrian sportsman to Marcel Hirscher at a sports gala in Austria.

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32. Mikaela Shiffrin started the 2018 season with a 5th place finish in giant slalom at Solden.

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33. Mikaela Shiffrin claims slalom World Cup win in Levi and rewarded with third reindeer.

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34. Mikaela Shiffrin has been the dominant force in slalom since 2013, winning five.

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35. Mikaela Shiffrin moved to within two of Marlies Schild's record of 35 FIS Alpine World Cup victories with her third triumph in Levi—earning her a new member of her reindeer herd.

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36. Mikaela Shiffrin defeated last year's winner, Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, by 0.58 seconds.

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37. Mikaela Shiffrin poses with the reindeer she won at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom on Nov 17, 2018 in Levi Finland.

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38. On October 27, 2016, Mikaela Shiffrin, speaking in German, presented the award for the best Austrian sportsman at a sports gala in Austria.

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39. In 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin was featured in a one-hour special on NBC television, How to Raise an Olympian, on February 5.

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40. Mikaela Shiffrin competed in her first World Championships in 2013 at Schladming, Austria, and finished sixth in the giant slalom at Planai.

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41. Mikaela Shiffrin secured her second consecutive World Cup overall title on March 9, 2018 with 5 races left in the season.

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42. Mikaela Shiffrin started the 2018 season with a 5th-place finish in giant slalom at Solden.

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43. Mikaela Shiffrin secured her first overall World Cup, but did not win the giant slalom World Cup that year.

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44. On December 11, 2016, Mikaela Shiffrin won her 11th straight World Cup win in the slalom in Sestriere, Italy.

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45. Mikaela Shiffrin opened the 2017 season with a second-place finish in giant slalom at Solden in October 2016.

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46. Mikaela Shiffrin opened the 2015 season in October 2014 in Solden with her first World Cup win in giant slalom.

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47. Mikaela Shiffrin ended the season as the reigning Olympic, World Cup, and world champion in slalom.

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48. Mikaela Shiffrin opened the 2014 season in October 2013 in Solden, Austria, with a career-best sixth in giant slalom, within a half-second of the podium.

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49. Mikaela Shiffrin won her first World Cup race in December 2012 at age 17, in a night slalom in Are, Sweden.

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50. On December 29, 2011, Mikaela Shiffrin took her first World Cup podium at a slalom in Lienz, Austria.

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51. Mikaela Shiffrin made her World Cup debut on March 11, 2011, in a giant slalom at Spindleruv Mlyn in the Czech Republic.

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52. Mikaela Shiffrin has been in a relationship with French alpine skier Mathieu Faivre since the summer of 2017.

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53. Mikaela Shiffrin began rising up through the ranks in alpine racing as soon as she was old enough to compete in FIS-sanctioned races.

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54. Mikaela Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history, at 18 years and 345 days.

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55. Mikaela Shiffrin met Roger Federer in New York this year for a Barilla event and the 23-year-old skier really enjoyed her experience.

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