American skier Mikaela Shiffrin struggled to explain her exclusion from the Beijing 2022 Olympics on Wednesday. She lasted all five seconds before things went awry in the first race of the two-legged slalom alpine ski race. That’s half the time the two-time Team America gold medalist stayed in Monday’s opening game.
The 26-year-old went on to admit to reporters that her performance at the 2022 Olympics was ‘a really big disappointment’.
“That could be the culmination of another day and today,” She replied when asked what she was thinking while sitting on the side of the course. “It feels like a really big disappointment.
Colorado-born Shiffrin says she knows this isn’t the end of the world but that there are a lot of questions ahead of her right now.
“I’m trying to look back and think about the past few days and what I’ve been trying to do, what I’ve done with my skiing might suggest that at the fifth gate I’m going to try a little too hard. compared to reality. can stay in the course.
“It’s not the end of the world and it’s stupid to care about this, but I feel like I have to ask a lot of questions now.. I’ve never been in this position before and I don’t know how to handle it,” she admitted.
Biles, Vonn cheers for Shiffrin
Some of the top athletes including retired skiers Lindsey Vonnchampion gymnast Simone Bilesand follow the star Gabby Thomas there has been the return of Shiffrin. They have continued to rally for their country’s athletes and have tweeted messages of encouragement.
“Favorite for @MikaelaShiffrin but this does not take away from her career nor what she can and will achieve in the future,‘ wrote Vonn. “Hold your head high.”
“You have so much to be proud of,” Thomas tweeted, adding: “Go on.”
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