Mikaela Shiffrin reacts following her run during the Mixed Team Parallel 1/4 final at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on Feb. 20, 2022 in Yanqing, China.
Mikaela Shiffrin became just the second woman ever to compete in six alpine skiing events in a single Olympics, finishing just off the podium in the mixed team event Sunday to conclude skiing at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Teammates that become family. 🇺🇸@MikaelaShiffrin shares what her #TeamUSA teammates mean to her! #WinterOlympics
Shiffrin, Tommy Ford, Paula Moltzan and River Radamus finished even with Norway in the small final at 2-2 but lost on tiebreaker to finish in fourth place. The Olympic team event pits teams of two men and two women against each other in four slalom races; Moltzan and Radamus won their races while Ford and Shiffrin lost theirs. Austria beat Germany in the big final, also by tiebreaker.
“This is the only event where we compete as a whole, otherwise we are very much individual athletes,” said Moltzan. “To have teammates like these guys competing with me is a true honor. You are going to watch the sport get pushed and the limits get pushed and that’s what happened out there today.”
“I am not disappointed,” Shiffrin said. “I have had a lot of disappointing moments at these Games, today is not one of them. Today is my favorite memory. This was the best possible way that I could imagine ending the Games, skiing with such strong teammates.”
Teammates that become family. 🇺🇸@MikaelaShiffrin shares what her #TeamUSA teammates mean to her! #WinterOlympics
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