The nightmare continues for Shiffrin – out for the third time at the Olympics – NRK Sport – Sports news, results and broadcast schedule

The nightmare continues for Shiffrin – out for the third time at the Olympics – NRK Sport – Sports news, results and broadcast schedule

– I don’t have a good explanation. You can’t imagine how annoying it is to me. I’ll always find an explanation, but for now there is no one, says Shiffrin to Discovery after the Olympic Nightmare is complete.

In the giant slalom, she didn’t get past the five gates before she got out. She came shorter in a special slalom. Only four doors were forced when Shiffrin had to see a new golden hope fade away.

The 26-year-old was not even successful in the Super G or the downhill, with Shiffrin also racking up World Cup victories.

But on Thursday it seemed for a long time that it would turn around for Alexander’s girlfriend Aamod Kilde. With fifth place in the group challenge, everything was in place for this time there will be tears of joy for the Americans.

This time I got ten gates into the land, but soon the golden dream again turned into a nightmare.

– it’s not possible. Commentator Ole Christian Stoltenberg said all three bad things are for Shiffrin.

– She simply can’t handle two respectable gatekeepers. There is no hook, it just doesn’t hit the turns. Recumbent and graduated from the saddest Olympics of her career.

After that, it was a very frustrated Shafrin who met the writing press

It’s disappointing for me and for the whole team that worked so hard. It’s a disappointment to everyone who woke up at home to watch. Today especially where I had a good challenge, people thought this could be good. This could have been the medal that saved everything, but right now I feel like a joke, she says with a lump in her throat.

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Beijing Olympics alpine skiing

On the ass: Michaela Shiffrin.

Photo: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

– I just skated

After the race, Shavrin wasn’t sure what had happened.

– This is the question that everyone wants to answer, including me. Discovery says I don’t quite understand what’s not working out in these races, especially today.

– In the giant slalom and slalom, I felt like I had too much intensity, that I tried too hard and didn’t get into the rhythm. Today I was more relaxed. He’s downhill skiing, says Shiffrin, I know how to run for downhill skiing.

She says it wasn’t appropriate to step back just to reach the finish line.

– But I didn’t drive 110 percent, I just skated, but I still didn’t work out.


Shiffrin rose to the top of the world at the age of 17 when she won the slalom slalom at Ur in December 2012. Later that winter, she won her first of six World Cup golds total. In Sochi in 2014, she won the gold medal in downhill skiing, while she won the giant slalom in Pyeongchang four years later.

During her twelve World Cup seasons, she won 73 World Cups. Only Ingemar Stenmark and Lindsey Vonn have more.

However, she does not believe that pressure stopped her from participating in this year’s Olympic Games.

– There are some races I feel very pressured. At the last Olympics, I felt pressure, and the years before were intense, she says, but she adds:

I didn’t feel the pressure was overwhelming here. I felt ready to deal with it before the games.

SLAL MISS: Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t get more than four gates down the hill in the special slalom.

– He doesn’t look like himself

NRK expert and former competitor, Nina Løseth, believes the star has given up even before the start.

Nina Haver Lusth

Expert: Nina Lusth.

Foto: Tori Meek / NTB

– DrIt seems that she does not have the spark and the requisite self-confidence. We’re not used to seeing such small flaws take out. We are so used to seeing that when you hit the skis, we hardly see it. Lucith says she has such a good basic attitude.

– She doesn’t quite look like herself.

Shiffrin said in an interview before part of Thursday’s slalom that she saw pictures of herself running slalom over and over.

– I think that was her reality. She saw herself running a slalom, and she sat up, and she couldn’t turn it around mentally. It was distinguished by its full presence and focus.

Swiss superior

With Shiffrin out, there was Swiss encouragement in the Chinese mountains.

Wendy Holdner topped the table when teammate Michelle Gizen was leading the way in the women’s group Thursday morning.

But Gizine danced through the gates in the slalom and was superior in the end. With Holdner trailing by more than a second, Gisin edged out his teammate and Italian Federica Brignoni.

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