Mikaela Shiffrin is entering a new season with her sights set on a record-equalling sixth overall World Cup title. She is currently tied with Annemarie Moser-Proell for the most titles by a woman, and she is determined to surpass that mark.
Shiffrin has already achieved incredible things in her career. She holds the record for most World Cup victories, and she is the youngest skier to win three Olympic gold medals. But she is still hungry for more.
“I’m not as worried about starting the season off as strong as I can be,” Shiffrin said. “I feel like it’s OK to build into my highest level of skiing throughout these first weeks of competition.”
Shiffrin is taking a more cautious approach to this season after a difficult year last season. She split with her longtime coach and made some changes to her training regime. She is also dealing with some health issues, but she is confident that she will be ready to compete at her best when it matters most.
“I’m not going to complain about that,” Shiffrin said of her illness. “But getting into the race season, it’s always a strange feeling. It’s like learning how to walk again, or learning how to swim again.”
Shiffrin is a role model for skiers of all ages. She is a fierce competitor, but she is also humble and gracious. She is an inspiration to everyone who watches her.
I am confident that Shiffrin will have a successful season. She is one of the most talented skiers in the world, and she is determined to achieve her goals. I am looking forward to watching her compete for a record-equalling sixth overall World Cup title.