Where in the world is Mikaela Shiffrin?
The Associated Press is reporting that Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin is going “off the grid” after her super-G win at the world championships in Are, Sweden.
Austrian media reported she left Are by helicopter for training in Norway.
“She’s going off the grid for a bit, wants to keep it private,” the U.S. Ski Team told the AP on Wednesday.
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Wow. ??? This is unbelievable on so many levels. It feels too good to be true, like a dream, like I am going to wake up any moment and realize it’s not real… but it is. At the same time, I know how lucky I was today. This race came down to the HUNDREDTHS, and I ran just before the clouds rolled in and the light went out so I was still able to ski how I wanted, and the girls after me did not have that. But sometimes that’s how it goes, and for today, I can just smile, and thank my lucky stars as well as all of the people who have helped me get here. ?? Relieved and thankful to see both @lindseyvonn and @lalalaurenne ski away from their crashes today! And Congrats to @iamsofiagoggia and @_corinnesuter_ in this incredibly tight race! • • • Concerning the Alpine Combined – I have been going back and forth on this decision so much, it feels like a game of ping pong in my head?♀️?. But my team and I have finally decided that competing in AC will be too much to manage in this World Championships. This season has already been beyond my wildest dreams and it still isn’t over! The most difficult thing through it all has been balancing my desire to race as much as possible with managing my energy levels both physically and mentally and not taking anything for granted. We believe the slalom and GS is where I need to focus my energy now, so for that reason, I will not start AC (or downhill but I think everyone knew that already?)! Good luck to all of the girls in these next races, and see ya for the GS!???
Shiffrin has over a week before her next races, a giant slalom and slalom on Feb. 14 and 16. She is expected to return to Sweden on Monday for the rest of the world championships.
“The slalom and GS are her main goals and targets,” U.S. head coach Paul Kristofic told the AP.
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