Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold; Youngest Alpine Champion Ever at Sochi Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold; Youngest Alpine Champion Ever at Sochi Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin raises her hands high after topping the leaderboard for Alpine Skiing Women’s Giant Slalom at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic held at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on Friday night (February 21) in Sochi, Russia.

The 18-year-old athlete grabbed the gold medal ahead of Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel, both of Austria, and made Alpine Skiing history as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal.

“There I was, I’m like, ‘Grrreat. I’m just going to go win my first medal.’ And then in the middle of the run, I’m like, ‘Guess not,’” Mikaela shared .”So like, ‘No. Don’t do that. Do not give up. You see this through.’ My whole goal was to just keep my skis moving.”

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Credit: Alexis Boichard, Alexander Hassenstein, Joe Scarnici, Pascal Le Segretain, Doug Pensinger; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin
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