In her first time competing within the downhill occasion with an Olympic medal on the road, U.S. star skier Mikaela Shiffrin completed off the rostrum on the Beijing Video games on Tuesday.
She skied the course with a 1:34.36 time, +2.49 behind the winner, to complete 18th out of a subject of 36 within the girls’s downhill.
Switzerland’s Corinne Suter gained the gold with a 1:31.87 time. Italy’s Sofia Goggia, who gained gold in 2018, completed second for sliver. Nadia Delago, additionally of Italy, gained bronze.
Shiffrin was not the favourite within the downhill, nevertheless it marked her second full race in China after two disappointing begins by which she failed to complete. The race was her fourth of the Olympics.
The 26-year-old Olympian has had two disappointing begins on the Beijing Video games, snowboarding out and being disqualified from the enormous slalom and slalom.
The 2-time gold medalist had beforehand stood atop the rostrum in these occasions, that are her specialties.
The slalom and big slalom are extra technical. She subsequent plans to compete within the Alpine mixed, the place she gained a silver on the 2018 PyeongChang Video games. The occasion features a downhill run and a slalom run.
If Shiffrin wins gold at these Video games, she would be the first U.S. Alpine skier to win three Olympic golds in the middle of a profession.
Shiffrin known as Tuesday’s downhill “one other day of actually good expertise on these longer skis” and mentioned she was not taking something without any consideration.
“I feel I’ve a shot, and that’s very nice,” she advised NBC’s Todd Lewis in regards to the Alpine mixed after Tuesday’s race. “So, I’ll go for it, and we’ll see.”
After failing to complete within the big slalom and slalom, Shiffrin returned to competitors Friday and completed ninth within the Tremendous-G out of a subject of 44. That occasion was additionally a primary for her at an Olympics, though she had medaled in it at world championships.
Shiffrin, an Alpine ski celebrity with three Olympic medals and 6 world championship golds, has mentioned she needs to ski in all 5 particular person occasions on the Beijing Video games.
This are Shiffrin’s third Olympic look. Her first was the 2014 Sochi Video games, the place she gained gold within the slalom. At 18, she was the youngest particular person to win in slalom at any Olympics.
On the 2018 PyeongChang Video games, she gained gold within the big slalom and silver within the Alpine mixed.