Mikaela Shiffrin gets confidence back in super-G

Two-time Olympic gold medalist rediscovers her rhythm, The third time was a charm for Mikaela Shiffrin.

There was no medal in Friday’s super-G, the third event raced at these Winter Games for the Edwards local, but there was a finish

Most importantly, the Alpine superstar appeared to renew her confidence and rhythm on the slopes, perhaps a more meaningful victory in the long run

After disqualifications in her first two Olympic events, Shiffrin found her groove in the super-G Friday in Beijing

skiing more with the trademark athletic, aggressive fluidity which has built an increasingly untouchable World Cup resume over the better part of the last decade

The 26-year-old ripped down the top of the 1984-meter “Rock” ski course, fearlessly attacking the steep ridge line portion and joyfully flowing through the flat bottom section, where the race was surprisingly being determined

She had an early lead after the first two checkpoints, but she opted for a wide route going into the Haituo Bowl

entering the Canyon with 0.38 seconds to make up. Her time of 1:14.30 was 0.79 off the lead, good for ninth

Although known for her slalom prowess, Shiffrin has had success in the super-G in the past, winning gold in the 2019 World Championships.

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