SHIFFRIN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SHIFFRIN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Olympics: Shiffrin backtracks on 2018 ‘five gold medals’ prediction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771084-77/gold-shiffrin-slalom-olympics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57771084-77/gold-shiffrin-slalom-olympics.html.csp">Olympics: Shiffrin backtracks on 2018 ‘five gold medals’ prediction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T18:56:41.518-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 06:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Remember when U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin talked about dreaming of winning five gold medals at the 2018 Olympics? She’d like to take that back. Sort of. It’s not so much that the Sochi Games slalom champion doesn’t think she’s capable of a big haul in four years. It’s more that she realizes what an outlandish thing it was to say out loud to a room full of media members back in February. “I was just on, like, a gold-medal high there,” Shiffrin said with a laugh at the U.S. Olympic C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577710842014-04-03T18:56:41.518-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T18:56:41.518-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771084@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:56:41 MDT Vonn sends friendly warning to Shiffrin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750904-77/vonn-knee-racing-really.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750904-77/vonn-knee-racing-really.html.csp">Vonn sends friendly warning to Shiffrin</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T23:37:09.098-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beaver Creek, Colo. • Lindsey Vonn knows it was just some youthful exuberance when teenager Mikaela Shiffrin playfully announced she was dreaming of winning five gold medals at the next Winter Olympics. Vonn certainly appreciates such a lofty goal by Shiffrin, who captured the slalom title at the Sochi Games last month. A light-hearted warning, though. “I’m going to compete in the 2018 Olympics,” Vonn said with a laugh. “So she’s going to have tough competition in the speed events.” With four ye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577509042014-03-30T23:37:09.098-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T23:37:09.098-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750904@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:37:09 MDT Sports briefs: Dolphins fan Serena Williams rallies to win Key Biscayne opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57709839-77/williams-biscayne-key-martin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57709839-77/williams-biscayne-key-martin.html.csp">Sports briefs: Dolphins fan Serena Williams rallies to win Key Biscayne opener</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T22:13:01.277-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">TENNIS • Serena Williams capitalized on a critical double-fault Thursday by Yaroslava Shvedova to survive a 69-minute first set and win her opening match at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., 7-6 (7), 6-2. The top-ranked Williams seeks a record seventh Key Biscayne title. Williams, who owns a small share of the Miami Dolphins, wore a dress in the team’s orange and turquoise colors. Shiffrin wins GS Skiing • Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin won the giant slalom at the U.S. Alp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57709839@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:13:01 MDT Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin of U.S. earns 5th WCup slalom win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686202-77/austria-shiffrin-states-united.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686202-77/austria-shiffrin-states-united.html.csp">Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin of U.S. earns 5th WCup slalom win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRAHAM DUNBAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T17:06:11.457-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • American Mikaela Shiffrin completed her exceptional slalom season with a fifth World Cup win on Saturday. The Olympic champion was 1.44 seconds faster than any rival in one of the longest women’s slaloms in World Cup history. Shiffrin already clinched her second straight World Cup title in the discipline last weekend with a win in Sweden. “I am very proud. One of my goals this year was to hold on to the slalom globe,” she said. She had a two-run combined time of 2 minu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576862022014-03-18T17:06:11.457-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T17:06:11.457-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686202@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:06:11 MDT Winter sports: Park City’s Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57654104-77/cup-ligety-slalom-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57654104-77/cup-ligety-slalom-win.html.csp">Winter sports: Park City’s Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kranjska Gora, Slovenia • Olympic champion Ted Ligety overcame a softening course and a challenge by Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich to win a men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. It was the American’s sixth career win in the Slovenian resort, making him the first man to win six World Cup races in one discipline at the same venue. “It’s definitely a cool hill, it has so much personality,” Ligety said. “It has some steep parts, some rolls, it has a little bit of gliding sections. It’s a true...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576541042014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57654104@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:59:13 MDT Kragthorpe: Mikaela Shiffrin launches U.S. team toward 2018 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583475-77/shiffrin-usoc-gold-medal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583475-77/shiffrin-usoc-gold-medal.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Mikaela Shiffrin launches U.S. team toward 2018</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T21:47:26.957-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia In that stunning moment on the slopes, American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin almost became like the U.S. Olympic women’s bobsled driver who hit the wall during the final run and the women’s hockey players who couldn’t hold a two-goal lead in the last four minutes of the gold medal game. Shiffrin made the biggest save of the Games. Fearing that she might ski off the course, she managed to redirect her left ski in the air, stop quickly, negotiate the slalom gate and finis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57583475@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:47:26 MDT Picabo Street admires Shiffrin's maturity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57582773-229/street-shiffrin-maturity-picabo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57582773-229/street-shiffrin-maturity-picabo.html.csp">Picabo Street admires Shiffrin's maturity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T02:29:02.359-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 02:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even before knowing that U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn would miss the Olympics with a knee injury, 1998 gold medalist Picabo Street pointed to Mikaela Shiffrin as "the most intriguing thing" about the skiing competition in the 2014 Games.Street, speaking during the Road to Sochi Tour stop at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns last month, cited Shiffrin's maturity at age 18. "She really has a head on her shoulders like I haven't seen," Street said. "She's very strategic. She's a total planner."Shiff...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57582773@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:29:02 MDT Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin avoids catastrophe, wins slalom gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57579438-77/shiffrin-slalom-alpine-gold.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57579438-77/shiffrin-slalom-alpine-gold.html.csp">Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin avoids catastrophe, wins slalom gold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T21:13:36.924-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • For a moment, Mikaela Shiffrin thought she’d lost it all. Shiffrin enjoyed such a big lead that all she really needed to do was stay upright Friday night in the second run of the Olympic slalom event. And ski around each gate, of course. That task proved more challenging than Shiffrin would have preferred, but she saved herself with an athletic recovery in the middle of the hill and earned a gold medal at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. “Pretty terrifying experience, ac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57579438@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:13:36 MDT Mikaela Shiffrin in great spot in slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57579035-229/run-shiffrin-slalom-gold.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57579035-229/run-shiffrin-slalom-gold.html.csp">Mikaela Shiffrin in great spot in slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T08:45:01.959-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 08:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mikaela Shiffrin is in excellent position to win the second U.S. gold medal in Alpine skiing and the eighth gold overall for the Park City-based U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association in the Games.Shiffrin skied the first run of Friday's women's slalom in 52.62 seconds, .49 seconds ahead of Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch. The lead is almost equivalent to Ted Ligety's first-run advantage in the longer giant slalom event that he won Wednesday. The second run begins at 9:15 a.m. MST. As the leader, Shiff...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57579035@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:45:01 MDT Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin finishes 5th in first ski race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/olympics/57560495-228/shiffrin-run-olympics-slalom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/olympics/57560495-228/shiffrin-run-olympics-slalom.html.csp">Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin finishes 5th in first ski race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T22:06:07.899-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • All anyone is asking of Mikaela Shiffrin is for her to become the next Lindsey Vonn, right here and now, and save the 2014 Olympics for the U.S. women’s Alpine skiing team. The 18-year-old Shiffrin’s ambitions run parallel to those expectations, but she accepted a fifth-place finish in the her first event, Tuesday’s giant slalom. Slovenia’s Tina Maze won the two-run competition, staged in the rain. She added to her gold medal in last week’s downhill event, joining Swi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57560495@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:06:07 MDT