Name: Mikaela Shiffrin
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Height: 5-7
Weight: 145
DOB: 3/13/1995
Birthplace: Vail, Colo.
Hometown: Eagle-Vail, Colo.
High School: Burke Mountain Academy (East Burke, Vt.) ‘13
Team/Club: Burke Mountain Academy/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2014, 2018); three-time Olympic medalist (2 gold, 1 silver)
  • PyeongChang 2018, gold (giant slalom), silver (alpine combined), 4th (slalom)
  • Sochi 2014, gold (slalom), 5th (giant slalom)
  • At age 18, became the youngest ever to win an Olympic gold medal in slalom (2014)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold (slalom), silver (giant slalom)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 4 (3 golds, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2013 (slalom), 2015 (slalom), 2017 (slalom)
  • Silver – 2017 (giant slalom)
  • In 2017, became the first woman to win three consecutive slalom world titles in 78 years
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (overall, slalom), 2nd (giant slalom), 6th (combined)
  • 2016 FIS World Cup Standings, 4th (slalom), 10th (overall)
  • 2015 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (slalom), 3rd (giant slalom)
  • 2014 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (slalom)
  • 2013 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (slalom)
  • In 2013, became the fourth-youngest woman to win a world cup title and the first American slalom world cup champion since 1983.
  • In 2013, became the first non-European skier to win four world cup slalom races in a single season.
  • In 2012, was voted FIS Alpine World Cup Rookie of the Year after landing her first world cup podium at age 16.
Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Eileen Shiffrin...Has one brother, Taylor...Began skiing down her family’s driveway at age 2...Made World Cup debut at age 15...Hobbies include playing tennis and soccer.