“Proud and Inspired”- Mikaela Shiffrin Pens Down a Special Message for Skiing ‘King’ and Boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde

Published 03/17/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Mikaela Shiffrin is back in the game with her first downhill win after almost two years. This means that she has a pretty good chance of winning the overall championship. This win also gave her a lead over rival, Petra Vlhova, who beat her to the medal at the Olympics.

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Not only Mikaela, but even her boyfriend, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, is making headlines right now. One of the world’s finest downhill skiers, Kilde stole the show on Wednesday, as he secured the World Cup downhill title.

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The power skiing couple has been shining at the World Cup, dominating the competitions. Hence, Shiffrin took to social media to pen down a heartwarming message for her boyfriend, congratulating him on his win.

Aleksander Kilde secures yet another win

On Wednesday, Aleksander Kilde beat Olympic champion, Beat Feuz, to secure the season-long downhill title. Although he secured 4th place in the finals, his overall points were enough to get him the title.

World No. 1 female skier, Mikaela Shiffrin, took to Instagram to congratulate her boyfriend on his well-deserved win.

“My biggest congratulations to the King @akilde for winning his DH globe today,” wrote Mikaela. Undoubtedly, Aleksander has worked hard for this win and he deserves every bit of it.

“More than simply deserved, that was hard-fought and EARNED👏🏻👏🏻. So proud and inspired… and I love ya, Loopie!” 

Aleksander beat Feuz with 13 points to secure the title. This means that Beat Feuz lost out on a 5th consecutive title. Previously also, Kilde put on a stunning performance at the Super-G Crystal Globe in Kvitfjell.

Power ski couple Mikaela Shiffrin and Kilde shine at the World Cup

Both Aleksander Kilde and Mikaela Shiffrin had a rewarding day at the World Cup finals. While Kilde secured his World title, Mikaela too was not far behind. Shiffrin won the downhill event, giving her a fair chance at the World title.

Post-race, the couple was spotted hugging and congratulating each other. Notably, they trained together in the same course, and it’s possible that it helped them a lot.

 

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“It was incredible, how she raced was perfect,” Kilde told Austrian broadcaster ORF. “Together, this was a cool and incredible performance from both of us.

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Mikaela had a not-so-successful stint at the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. However, now it looks like the champion skier is back to rule the charts with her impressive runs. Meanwhile, boyfriend Kilde too has left the audience in awe of him as he clinches back-to-back podium finishes.

WATCH: Mikaela Shiffrin Silences Critics With Scintillating Comeback Performance After Beijing Winter Olympics Setback

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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