Mikaela Shiffrin Shuts Down Haters and Setbacks With Historical Crystal Globe Overall Victory

Published 03/17/2022, 6:46 AM EDT
Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Women’s Downhill – Courchevel, France – March 16, 2022 Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. in action REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Whatever happened in the Beijing Winter Olympics is ancient history, but as they say, ‘after every dark night, there’s a bright morning’. For Mikaela Shiffrin that morning came in the form of the FIS Ski World Cup. The champion finally proved that one bad event doesn’t define the greatest players, it only makes them stronger.

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Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Women’s Downhill – Courchevel, France – March 16, 2022 Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates on the podium with trophy after winning the women’s downhill REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

In the finals of the FIS Ski World Cup, everyone saw the champion Mikaela Shiffrin they are used to seeing. While yesterday’s downhill victory secured her a huge lead over Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova, today was her redemption day.

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins her fourth overall crystal globe

After two back-to-back spectacular performances in the finals, Mikaela has finally accomplished her most awaited dream. In today’s super-G event, she managed a podium position by securing second place. However, what it really guaranteed was her fourth overall crystal globe. Now Mikaela is finally in the league of legends like Lindsey Vonn.

 

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Her victory has silenced all the critics that were questioning her ability after the Beijing Olympics. Against all the disappointments and setbacks, she is finally where she is supposed to be. At the top.

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No more Mikaela vs Petra

It was not easy for Mikaela to get back on track after numerous setbacks in the Beijing Winter Olympics. However, she kept aside the nightmares of the past and emerged victorious in the World Cup. At the beginning of the world cup, her number one position was under threat, but the way she handled everything speaks a lot about her character.

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Women’s Downhill – Courchevel, France – March 16, 2022 Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. in action REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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While the Slovakian skier Petra Vlhova did raise some threats on her world cup standings, it’s all has been taken care of now. Mikaela Shiffrin has proved to everyone that, ‘when the going gets tough, the tougher gets going.’

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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