Mikaela Shiffrin Starts Off Olympics With Gold In Giant Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin took home the gold in the women’s giant slalom in thanks to a magnificent second run. The American finished her first run in third place, and was left having to wait as her competitors kept pushing the time to beat. Manuela Moelgg, who finished the first run at the top, struggled in her second run following second. The Italian made several crucial errors which would land her in eighth. Shiffrin is far from finished in PyeongChang. The 22-year-old is expected to return to the snow on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET to defend her Olympic slalom title.

USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in women’s giant slalom

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