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Mikaela Shiffrin Continues To Dominate The Slopes, Four Athletes Qualify For Tokyo 2020 + 12 More Things We Learned Last Week

By Kara Tanner | Dec. 02, 2019, 2:13 p.m. (ET)

Mikaela Shiffrin competes at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on Dec. 1, 2019 in Killington, Vt.


For Team USA athletes there is no offseason. They are never slowing down. Whether it's winning world cup medals or qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Games, these athletes are always on top of their game. This week, Mikaela Shiffrin earned her 62nd world cup win, Allyson Felix shared adorable photos of her daughter for her first birthday, and Oksana Masters made a big announcement about her upcoming season.

See You In Tokyo! 

1. Watch out world! Surfers Caroline Marks and Carissa Moore have clinched their spots at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, where surfing will make its Olympic debut.  

2. Climber Kyra Condie also earned her spot on the U.S. Olympic Team after her finish at the Olympic qualification event in France. 



3. Joining Condie on the U.S. Olympic Climbing Team will be Nathaniel Coleman, who became the first U.S. man to qualify in climbing. Climbing will also make its Olympic debut at the Games in 2020.


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Two tickets to @tokyo2020, please! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A massive congratulations to both Nathaniel Coleman (@nathaniel.coleman) and Kyra Condie (@kyra_condie) for their impressive performances at the IFSC Combined Qualification Event in Toulouse, France, earning them both invitations to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both of these athletes still need your support as there is still climbing left to do in France! Head to the link in our bio to watch Nathaniel Coleman fight for a spot on the podium in the Combined Finals. Women’s Finals will take place tomorrow at 6:00 a.m MT. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @gajdaphotography #usaclimbing #teamusa #roadtotokyo #climbtotokyo #sportclimbing #climbing #olympics2020 #olympics #tokyo2020 @teamusa @nbcolympics

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Winter World Cups


4. Mikaela Shiffrin owns the slopes. After an incredible performance at the Killington World Cup, Shiffrin secured her 62nd world cup victory.



5. Dominating the luge track in Lake Placid this weekend were Emily Sweeney and Tucker West. Sweeney took home the silver, which was her best international result in a singles race in three years. Tucker West was also a dominant force on the ice. West won silver in men’s singles and even set a track record in his first heat of 50.607 seconds.



6. Welcome to the podium, Kristen Santos. The short track speedskater earned the first individual world cup medal of her career at the ISU World Cup event in Japan.

7. New name, same Sadie. Sadie Maubet Bjornsen kicked off the cross-country skiing season with a bronze medal and sporting a new name after getting married this past July.

8. Oksana Masters is back on the snow and announced she would be competing in the Nordic skiing world cup season while training for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. She really can do it all! 



We Can’t Stop Watching…

9. On land and at sea Simone Biles is still just as amazing. 


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never be too (sea)rious 🌊

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10. Is it just us or is this video of Sunisa Lee mesmerizing? 



Wedding Bells 


11. Softball star Monica Abbott announced her engagement to now-fiancé Jeff Bower, and the video is just too cute!



12. Swimmer Caeleb Dressel proposed to his longtime girlfriend Meghan Haila, and we can’t get enough of this couple.


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Feeling Thankful


13. Noah Lyles is freaking out and so are we. See what your favorite Team USA athletes are thankful for this holiday season. 





14. Cuteness overload. Allyson Felix shared the sweetest photos of her daughter Cammy for her first birthday!