Feb. 15, 2018, 2:58 a.m. (ET)

For many, the wait for alpine skiing in PyeongChang was like an Olympic event in itself. For Mikaela Shiffrin, the wait to make her second Olympic appearance only added fuel to her fire. Making the wait oh-so worth it, Shiffrin gave the people what they asked for and rode off with gold in the giant slalom on day six of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

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Calm and Collected

Mikaela Shiffrin inspects the course for the women's' giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Mikaela Shiffrin competes in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Mikaela Shiffrin competes in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Fast & Furious

Mikaela Shiffrin competes in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Mikaela Shiffrin competes in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Mikaela Shiffrin finishes her run in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

Another Hill Conquered 

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after her run in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018  on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Mikaela Shiffrin reacts at the finish in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

Mikaela Shiffrin reacts at the finish in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Mikaela Shiffrin reacts at the finish in the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

  

Gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin (on snow) celebrates with silver medallist Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway after the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

(L-R)Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway, Mikaela Shiffrin and bronze medallist Federica Brignone of Italy pose after the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

(L-R) Silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway, gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and bronze medalist Federica Brignone of Italy celebrate on the podium after the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

(L-R) Silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway, gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and bronze medalist Federica Brignone of Italy celebrate on the podium after the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin poses on the podium after the women's giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 15, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.