2014 Sochi athlete spotlight - Mikaela Shiffrin

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Olympic alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah

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Tuned Ski fans and coaches went cross-eyed when Mikaela Shiffrin landed a World Cup podium during her rookie season – at age 16 – and then blew the world apart with a World Championship slalom gold medal and the World Cup slalom title during her sophomore year.

In only her second full season on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Shiffrin nabbed World Champs slalom gold, four World Cup slalom wins (six podiums) and capped the winter with a legendary, come-from-behind victory in the final race of the season to clinch the slalom title.
— US Ski Team

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