Mikaela Shiffrin http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32428/all en Alpine skiing: Shiffrin, teen racer who just wants to have fun http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-teen-racer-who-just-wants-have-fun <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Despite shooting to the top of World Cup slalom rankings in only her second season, 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin is still a girl who won't take herself seriously and just wanted to always beat her brother. </p> <p>The US star started skiing at the age of three, when her family lived in the ski resort of Vail, but sibling rivalry is what really pushed her into racing. </p> <p>And it still keeps her going now. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-teen-racer-who-just-wants-have-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754025 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: US teen Shiffrin breezes into world 6th place http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/alpine-skiing-us-teen-shiffrin-breezes-world-6th-place <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Teenage debutante Mikaela Shiffrin stormed into an impressive sixth place in the world championships giant slalom on Thursday, despite it not being her favoured event.</p> <p>But the 17-year-old US racer, who has shot to the top of slalom World Cup rankings this season with three wins in Are, Zagreb and Flachau, was typically cool about the achievement, admitting that she was not even nervous before the start.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/alpine-skiing-us-teen-shiffrin-breezes-world-6th-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:51:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755671 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Slalom princess Shiffrin takes on queen Schild http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-slalom-princess-shiffrin-takes-queen-schild <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All eyes will be on US teen racer Mikaela Shiffrin on Saturday when she competes in her first ever slalom world championship race.</p> <p>However, reigning champion Marlies Schild of Austria will be burning to show she is still on top, having battled to come back for the two-week ski fest following a knee injury that took her out in mid-season.</p> <p>At the time of her injury during training in Are, Sweden, in December, the 31-year-old Schild was leading the World Cup slalom rankings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/alpine-skiing-slalom-princess-shiffrin-takes-queen-schild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Marlies Schild Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:52:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756541 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Snow princess Shiffrin in race for medal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/alpine-skiing-snow-princess-shiffrin-in-race-for-medal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US slalom princess Mikaela Shiffrin put in a fast first run in the women's slalom here Saturday to put her in prime position for a podium in her first ever World Ski Championships.</p> <p>The 17-year-old revelation clocked the third fastest time to finish 0.18sec off Sweden's Frida Hansdotter, who led after the first run with a time of 50.41sec.</p> <p>Finland's Tanja Poutiainen, Shiffrin's elder by 15 years, was second fastest at 0.17sec.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/alpine-skiing-snow-princess-shiffrin-in-race-for-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757418 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing-Seventeen-year-old Shiffrin wins slalom gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/alpine-skiing-seventeen-year-old-shiffrin-wins-slalom-gold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Manuele Lang</p> <p>SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 16 (Reuters - Mikaela Shiffrin became one of Alpine skiing's youngest world champions when she won the women's slalom on Sunday at the age of 17 to continue an impressive performance by the United States.</p> <p>Shiffrin, who has already won three slalom races on this season's World Cup circuit, was third fastest in the first run but then produced a typically aggressive performance in the second to take gold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/alpine-skiing-seventeen-year-old-shiffrin-wins-slalom-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frida Hansdotter Michaela Kirchgasser Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757569 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Schoolgirl Shiffrin in slalom heaven http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/alpine-skiing-schoolgirl-shiffrin-slalom-heaven <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikaela Shiffrin confirmed her status as the most promising prodigy in women's alpine skiing when she shelved her school homework for long enough to win the world slalom crown.</p> <p>The sporting precocity of the 17-year-old, however, is not something she says has been born from merely landing at the right place at the right time.</p> <p>It has been long planned by a supportive, hard-nosed family whose interests were rooted in skiing and the advancement of their daughter from nappies and kids' plastic skis into a fully-blown, professional ski racer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/alpine-skiing-schoolgirl-shiffrin-slalom-heaven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michaela Kirchgasser Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Sports Technology AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:15:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757603 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Snow teen Shiffrin graduates to world champ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/alpine-skiing-snow-teen-shiffrin-graduates-world-champ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Already the revelation of the season going into the World Ski Championships, teenage racer Mikaela Shiffrin proved the hype around her was justified by capturing the much-sought-after slalom world title.</p> <p>The 17-year-old burst on to the scene this winter with three World Cup slalom wins and is on course to win the crystal globe in the discipline.</p> <p>"It's been 17 years in the making. Everyone says it comes so fast but it seems like it's been forever for me," the young American said after her win.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/alpine-skiing-snow-teen-shiffrin-graduates-world-champ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:00:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757911 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing-Shiffrin seals perfect season with slalom trophy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-seals-perfect-season-slalom-trophy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Manuele Lang</p> <p>LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin proclaimed her position as the world's number one slalom specialist when she won the season's final race in the discipline on Saturday to add a World Cup title to her world championship gold.</p> <p>The 18-year-old American piped Tina Maze to the slalom crystal globe with a blistering performance on the final section of the second run.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-seals-perfect-season-slalom-trophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5785287 at http://www.globalpost.com Schneider's record becomes a curse for Schild http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131116/schneiders-record-becomes-curse-schild <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patrick Lang</p> <p>LEVI, Finland (Reuters) - Since she set her sights on Vreni Schneider's record of 34 World Cup slalom victories, Marlies Schild has been cursed by ill fate and then eclipsed by the rise of gifted American specialist Mikaela Shiffrin.</p> <p>Schild and Shiffrin were back in action on Saturday and the trend continued: while the American outclassed the rest of the field in the first slalom of the ski race season, the Austrian failed to complete the first run.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131116/schneiders-record-becomes-curse-schild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marlies Schild Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:16:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5991185 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: US starlet Shiffrin leaves Levi with a win... and a reindeer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131116/alpine-skiing-us-starlet-shiffrin-leaves-levi-win-and-reindeer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American teen ski sensation Mikaela Shiffrin dominated the first women's slalom of the season at the Finnish Lapland resort of Levi on Saturday and was awarded a reindeer she named Rudolf for her podium-topping feat.</p> <p>Shiffrin, 18, gold medallist at the world championships in Schladming in February, claimed her fifth World Cup win in the discipline in a time of 1min 55.07sec.</p> <p>The American finished a massive 1.06sec ahead of Germany's Maria Hoefl Riesch to claim 100 points, prize money and the six-month-old reindeer courtesy of the Levi organising committee.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131116/alpine-skiing-us-starlet-shiffrin-leaves-levi-win-and-reindeer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Sat, 16 Nov 2013 20:00:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5991220 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Shiffrin wins Bormio slalom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-wins-bormio-slalom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin handed the US ski team a welcome pre-Olympics boost with an impressive victory in the World Cup women's slalom in Bormio on Sunday.</p> <p>The 18-year-old reigning world slalom champion clocked a combined time of 2min 00.41sec to finish 0.13sec ahead of Sweden's Maria Pietilae-Holmner, with France's Nastasia Noens in third (+0.62sec).</p> <p>It was Shiffrin's sixth career World Cup victory and came in an event rescheduled from Zagreb.</p> <p>lp/ea</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Nastasia Noens AFP Sun, 05 Jan 2014 12:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6035569 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Shiffrin gives US Olympic boost with Bormio slalom win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-gives-us-olympic-boost-bormio-slalom-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin handed the US ski team a welcome pre-Olympics boost with an impressive victory in the World Cup women's slalom in Bormio on Sunday.</p> <p>The 18-year-old reigning world slalom champion clocked a combined time of 2min 00.41sec to finish 0.13sec ahead of Sweden's Maria Pietilae-Holmner, with France's Nastasia Noens in third (+0.62sec).</p> <p>It was Shiffrin's sixth career World Cup victory and came in an event rescheduled from Zagreb.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-gives-us-olympic-boost-bormio-slalom-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:16:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6035625 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Shiffrin gives US Olympic boost with Bormio slalom win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-gives-us-olympic-boost-bormio-slalom-win-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin handed the US ski team a welcome pre-Olympics boost with an impressive victory in the World Cup women's slalom in Bormio on Sunday.</p> <p>The 18-year-old reigning world slalom champion clocked a combined time of 2min 00.41sec to finish 0.13sec ahead of Sweden's Maria Pietilae-Holmner, with France's Nastasia Noens in third (+0.62sec).</p> <p>It was Shiffrin's sixth career World Cup victory and came in an event rescheduled from Zagreb.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/alpine-skiing-shiffrin-gives-us-olympic-boost-bormio-slalom-win-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:17:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6035640 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Shiffrin's teen spirit has golden tint http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/olympics-shiffrins-teen-spirit-has-golden-tint <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When Mikaela Shiffrin took world slalom gold last season, she became the youngest American to be crowned a ski champion on the global stage.</p> <p>In the absence of the injured Lindsey Vonn, she will now head up the US women's ski team at next month's Olympics in Sochi, with the eyes of a nation fixed on her moves.</p> <p>After her world championships victory in Schladming, it quickly became evident that Shiffrin was no schoolgirl who happened to be a good skier on the side.</p> <p>Her whole life had been geared around her sporting prowess.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140120/olympics-shiffrins-teen-spirit-has-golden-tint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lindsey Vonn Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Ski Technology AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:31:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6048428 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Confident Shiffrin aims to channel the Olympic jitters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/olympics-confident-shiffrin-aims-channel-the-olympic-jitters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Under-pressure Mikaela Shiffrin has attempted to eradicate the variables and will bid to channel a favourite's pre-race jitters into keeping her foot on the gas to at least one Olympic gold.</p> <p>When Shiffrin won world slalom gold in Schladming last season, she became the youngest American, at 17, to be crowned a ski champion on the global stage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/olympics-confident-shiffrin-aims-channel-the-olympic-jitters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympic Games AFP Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:05:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6071667 at http://www.globalpost.com