US teen Mikaela Shiffrin becomes youngest ever to win...

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    [h=1]US teen Mikaela Shiffrin becomes youngest ever to win Olympic slalom gold[/h] Published February 21, 2014
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      Feb. 21, 2014 - Gold medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin skis past a gate in the women's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP)


    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after making an astonishing recovery midway through her second run.
    The 18-year-old American showed impressive balance and agility to protect her lead from a near-flawless first run to win in 1 minute, 44.54 seconds.
    She finished 0.53 seconds faster than veteran Marlies Schild of Austria, one of Shiffrin's childhood favorites. Schild has now got a slalom medal at three straight Olympics without winning gold.
    Kathrin Zettel of Austria took bronze, trailing 0.81 behind Shiffrin.
    Shiffrin hesitated to celebrate as she completed her run, and only seemed sure she had won when Schild and Zettel came across the finish area to raise her arms in triumph.
    She took the record for youngest Olympic slalom champion, male or female, from Paoletta Magoni of Italy, who won gold at the 1984 Sarajevo Games when she was 19.
    Schriffin completed a full set of slalom honors -- Olympic and world championship gold medals and a season-long World Cup discipline title -- before her 19th birthday next month.
    This time, however, she won from the front instead of her usual aggressive second-run tactics to overhaul other racers.
    Shiffrin had built a 0.49 advantage over Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany with a near-flawless first run in late afternoon, using nimble footwork to deal with soft snow and a tight gate-setting on the steep course.
    Schild had been only sixth-fastest, trailing Shiffrin by 1.34.
    Hoefl-Riesch faded on her second time down to finish fourth in what is likely her Olympic farewell race, 1.19 behind Shiffrin and 0.38 outside the medals.
    "No matter what's going to happen, I had a great Olympic career," said Hoefl-Riesch, who has been the subject of speculation that she will retire when the season ends next month. "It's really emotional."
    Shiffrin is the first American woman to get a slalom medal of any color since Barbara Cochran won gold at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics.
    She showed her patriotic colors wearing a stars-and-stripes design on her race helmet and a small painted flag on the right side of her neck.


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  2. j shmuck

    j shmuck Well-Known Member

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    Nice. and a hot chick to boot.

    Looks like we now know who will be the most high profile us olympian next time around.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    was she the one that matt lauer got all creepy over in an interview?
     
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    looks like Lindsay Vonn is on her way out and this chick is the new it girl, she will be dating Tiger Woods in a year
     
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    ...ok but can she put her feet behind her head?
     
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    Kudos to her.. She just earned herself into the 10 digit$ in endorsements.
     
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    This. At 18 she's going to be around a lot longer than Lindsay, barring injury. Cover girl looks and well spoken means $$$$$$$$$. Plus she looks tasty*.






    *If you know what I mean. :vag:
     
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    Slalom or SHALOM
     
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    never liked vonn, not hawt & tiger has terrible taste in women, other than his ex of course.