Alpine Skiing – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women’s Alpine Combined – Jeongseon Alpine Centre – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 22, 2018 – Silver medallist Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA, gold medallist Michelle Gisin of Switzerland and bronze medallist Wendy Holdener of Switzerland celebrate during the victory ceremony.
Meanwhile, Shiffrin salvaged her Olympics with her second medal after winning gold in the giant slalom. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was 1.44 seconds back to earn the bronze.
“I had already really a bad feeling about the whole situation”, Hirscher said, adding he has had some “really bad training days here”.
And another medal for the Gisin household.
Shiffrin is vying for her third career Olympic gold medal, which would be the most in American Alpine skiing history. “Make more shots than they do”, he said. She also posed in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue. “Our family never gives up, and I never gave up”.
“I was questioning whether I was going to bring her here because it was a long trip, but she’s always with me so I figured I need her for the most important event”.
One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday. Canada had won the last four Olympic gold medals.
This silver may, when all is said and done, be one of the most important medals Mikaela Shiffrin ever wins. To be on the podium with a friend and teammate? Instead, she was forced to miss the 2014 Olympics after tearing knee ligaments. “She just skied so good today”.
So after an eight-year wait, Vonn stepped back on the stage, but has said this would be her last Olympics.
Bradie Tennell of the United States falls while competing during the Ladies Single Skating Short Program on day twelve of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. She didn’t finish the slalom. As much as she was hurting after this one, she savored what will nearly surely be her last Olympic medal, even though she will race again on Thursday in the combined.
“I wish I could still continue on and tell you I’m going to race in four years and be a competitive threat, but unfortunately that’s not the way it is”, she said.
The downhill run will start at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday (0230 GMT, 9.30 p.m. ET Wednesday) with the slalom following at 1.15 p.m (0415 GMT, 11.15 p.m. ET Wednesday).
Shiffrin had originally hoped to race all five events in Pyeongchang, which would have meant she and Vonn would have competed against each other three times. That goes with the gold from the 2010 Games.
“I have an incredible team around me – my coaches, my mom who travels with me as one of my ski coaches as well”, Shiffrin, sporting both of her PyeongChang medals around her neck, told Megyn Kelly.
Vonn added: “It’s been a great ride”.