Skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin has withdrawn from the Olympic downhill competition in order to focus on the rescheduled alpine combined. NBC's Mike Tirico went to Wisconsin last fall to interview Vonn and her grandfather, Don Kildow. So if I could physically continue skiing then I absolutely will.
"I definitely went into the surgery, saying, 'OK, let's do this surgery, so I can get better to race.' I was never going to do surgery so I could just be normal", she said.
A day after becoming the youngest Olympic slalom champion (age 18) during the 2014 Sochi Games, Shiffrin announced at a news conference: "Right now, I'm dreaming of the next Olympics [and] winning five gold medals, which sounds really insane".
Her pre-Games plan of attempting to medal in five events hasn't gone as expected.
She is also scheduled to compete in the ladies' alpine combined event on Thursday, but her best shot at glory is seen as the downhill.
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"She has 81 World Cup victories, 131 podiums, etcetera, medals both at world championships and Olympics".
She said: "It's not about putting that on her, it's just that she has so much experience". American Mikaela Shiffrin announced that she will not enter this event. Among the competitors is American Mirai Nagasu, who in the team competition became the first US woman to land a triple axel.
The 22-year-old Victor, Idaho, resident and alumna of the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club was the second fastest American, after Lindsey Vonn, who tied for sixth overall with Italy's Federica Brignone, according to unofficial results.
Troy Terry's three assists and Ryan Donato's two goals helped the USA men's hockey team force their way into the Olympic quarterfinals with a 5-1 win against Slovakia. When Shiffrin competed on back-to-back days last week in PyeongChang, she followed up her giant slalom gold with a fourth-place finish in slalom, unable to defend the title she earned at 18 years old in 2014.
"Either I win or lose, if I'm nervous I'm going to lose anyway so what's the point?" "I'm picking right behind her so I would like to start behind her".
Sharpe posted the top two scores in the women's final at Phoenix Snow Park, with the 95.80 she put up during her second run the best of the finals.