Mikaela Shiffrin is a dominant performer in Slalom and she proved it by blowing out the field for the second straight day in Aspen. Two World Cup wins in a row for the USA's skiing prodigy from Eagle-Vail, Colorado. Her 3.07 second triumph in Saturday's slalom race was the largest margin of victory in the history of the Women's World Cup slalom. On Sunday she had a small bobble at the top of the course and "only" scored a 2.65 second spread over the second place finisher. Shiffrin is the first American woman to stand atop the podium in Aspen since 1981.
When Mikaela Shiffrin skis...the other slalom racers just watch and wonder how they can make up the time. She's a World Champion, an Olympic Champion and the odds on favorite to take the overall World Cup Globe for 2016.
Shiffrin is clearly a once in a generation athlete. In addition to possessing off-the-chart talent, Ms Shiffrin is incredibly poised and mature for a 20 year old woman. Mikaela has an extremely strong work ethic and a drive for perfection. She's humble, she's nice, and she's very, very friendly to the fans. One thing you don't notice on the surface when encountering this pretty 20 year old...she has the killer instinct. She wants to win every single time...and she will do whatever it takes to go for the Gold. She has a quiet confidence that exudes dominance. Despite possessing that drive to win..every time...all of her teammates and even her international rivals seem to like Mikaela Whatever she's doing it's certainly working.
AspenSpin has had encounters many, many all-star athletes from a wide variety of sports as well as tons of celebrities from the entertainment world. Mikaela Shiffrin is probably the classiest, most down to earth, most dedicated performer we've met. All the accolades and trophy's she wins are well earned and deserved. Aspen loves her.
LONG LIVE the QUEEN (of ski racing).
Also huge kudos go out to the free spirit from Jackson Hole and fan favorite RESI STEIGLER for her awesome top 10 performance in Aspen. Way to go Resi!!!