Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin (* 13 March 1995 in Vail, Colorado) is an American alpine skier. It is particularly successful in the slalom and heard in this discipline to the recent winners in the World Cup. Their biggest successes are the Olympic gold medal in 2014, the world champion title in 2013 and winning the slalom World Cup rankings in the seasons 2012/13 and 2013 / 14th

  • 2.1 Olympic Winter Games
  • 2.2 World Championships
  • 2.3 Junior World Championships
  • 2.4 World Cup
  • 2.5 Nor- Am Cup
  • 2.6 Further successes


Junior time

Shiffrin busy as her two year older brother Taylor, who is also ski racer, the Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. The first successes at the national level it reached at the Whistler Cup, a junior competition for children 11 to 14 years. In 2008, she won the slalom, the giant slalom and the combination. Among other successes at junior races in the USA she won in 2009 for the second time the slalom and 2010 for the second time the giant slalom at the Whistler Cup. A month earlier, she had already drawn attention to themselves outside their home country than they in Italy the slalom and the giant slalom of the Trofeo Topolino, the most important international children's ski race won.

After reaching the age limit Shiffrin drove the first FIS race in November 2010. That same month, she was also the first time in the Nor- Am Cup used where they already ran in the second race in the top ten. After a total of three top - 10 finishes in this series, the then 15 - year-old won on 14 December 2010, the super-combined in a panoramic and two days later the giant slalom at the same location. After the year were followed by two more victories in the slalom in Sunday River. At the end of the 2010/2011 season they finished in third place overall, Giant Slalom and Super - Combination - rating and first place in the slalom rating respectively. At the Junior World Championships 2011 in Crans -Montana, she won the bronze medal in the slalom. In March 2011, she performed in Spindleruv Mlyn their first two World Cup race, a slalom and a giant slalom, which they were not qualified for the second round. At the end of the 2011 season, she was U.S. Champion in slalom. Because of their achievements, she was awarded in 2011 by the Eastern Ski Writers Association with the Golden Ski as the best junior.

Climb to the top of the world

November 27, 2011 Shiffrin drove in her fourth deployment in the World Cup slalom in Aspen, to eighth place, winning first World Cup points. A month later, she reached the age of 16 years and 9 months in the slalom in Lienz the first podium in a World Cup race when she ran the fastest time in the second half behind the Austrian Marlies Schild and Slovenian Tina Maze on the third. By the end of the 2011/2012 season pass Shiffrin two more top-10 results, which she finished 17th in the slalom World Cup. In the Nor- Am Cup took part in this winter only start of the season in three races, of which they won one, the second slalom in Loveland. At the Junior World Championship 2012 in Roccaraso they came after a failure in the slalom only in the giant slalom as 20 to the finish. Your U.S. championship in slalom in 2012 she was able to successfully defend.

After another third place in November 2012 Shiffrin won 20 December 2012 her first World Cup race, the slalom at Åre. Two more victories followed on January 4, 2013 in Zagreb, on January 15 in Flachau. At the World Championships 2013 in Schladming, she won the gold medal in the slalom. It is thus one of the youngest world champions at all; younger were only Hanni Wenzel from Liechtenstein in 1974 and the British Esmé MacKinnon in 1931. Prior to the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide was Shiffrin in the slalom discipline score seven points behind Tina Maze. The fourth win of the season, she moved past Maze and decided also read 33 -point lead for themselves.

Current season

Shiffrin started the 2013/14 season with a 6th place in the giant slalom in Soelden, her best result so far in this discipline. Your winning streak in the slalom in Levi, she continued on 16 November 2013. On December 1, 2013 she managed the first podium in a World Cup giant slalom (Second in Beaver Creek ). On January 5, 2014 in Bormio followed her sixth World Cup victory in the slalom. In the following Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia succeeded Shiffrin to win the slalom, while she took a 5th place in the giant slalom.


Olympic Winter Games

  • Sochi 2014: 1 Slalom, Giant Slalom 5

World Championships

  • Schladming 2013: 1 Slalom, Giant Slalom 6

Junior World Championships

  • Crans -Montana 2011: 3rd slalom
  • Roccaraso 2012: 20 Giant Slalom

World Cup

  • Season 2012/13: 5 Overall World Cup, 1st slalom World Cup
  • 2013/14 season: 1 Slalom World Cup
  • 16 podiums, 9 wins:

Nor- Am Cup

  • Season 2010/2011: 3rd overall, 1st slalom standings, 3 giant slalom standings, 3 Super Combination Evaluation
  • Season 2012/13: 6 giant slalom rating
  • 9 podiums, including 7 victories:

Other successes

  • 2 U.S. Champion title (slalom in 2011 and 2012 )
  • 5 wins at Whistler Cup
  • 2 wins at Trofeo Topolino