Three-time Olympic medalist Mikaela Shiffrin did not to add to her trophy case in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. In an Olympic shocker, Shiffrin failed to reach the podium in all five individual events she entered
The first three of those events did not go according to plan. In arguably her best competition -- the giant slalom -- Shiffrin crashed out on her first run after missing an early gate. The reigning Olympic gold medalist in the event, Shiffrin also has three medals (two silver and one bronze) at the world championships in the giant slalom. The early exit is also surprising because of her consistency -- it's her first time crashing out of a giant slalom competition in a span of 30 races, dating all the way back to January of 2018.
In her second event, the slalom, Shiffrin also crashed out and did not qualify. In her third event, Shiffrin was able to finish a race for the first time at these Games, but she wound up taking 9th place in the women's super-G. In her fourth event, Shiffrin missed out on the podium again in the women's downhill, and then skied out of the slalom race in the women's combined event for an early elimination.
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