Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin - exceptional talent on skis

Mikaela Shiffrin is a true powerhouse in her discipline. The ski racer from the USA is currently one of the most successful female skiers in history. At the age of 18, she became the youngest Olympic champion in her parade discipline of slalom, and she also won the world championship title in slalom four times in a row. She took the small crystal globe six times and thus the season's victory in slalom and is a four-time overall World Cup winner. These and other impressive achievements make her the record winner with a total of 82 World Cup victories. But that's not all: she's also always at the top of her game at the Olympics and has taken home a total of three medals so far, two in gold and one in silver. And even if the slalom is her main discipline, she is one of only seven athletes who have already won World Cups in all disciplines.

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Hero Moments

Mikaels Shiffrin is a real powerhouse. She is currently one of the most successful alpine skiers in history. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, she managed to become the youngest Olympic champion in the slalom discipline at the age of just 18. She owes this and her numerous other successes to her tireless diligence and her motto "ABFTTB". We explain what that means, why Shiffrin is unstoppable and what makes her a role model in the ski scene.

Drei Ski-Stars, drei Ski-Marken: Die derzeit verletzte Veronika Velez-Zuzulová (l., Salomon), Mikaela Shiffrin (Atomic) und Wendy Holdener (r., Head) gemeinsam.

Shiffrin takes off internationally

Shiffrin won the title of U.S. slalom champion and received the Golden Ski award from the U.S. Eastern Ski Writers Association. Her career took off in 2012. She won her first World Cup race in Åre. This was soon followed by a total of 23 more victories. In 2013, Shiffrin won a gold medal in the slalom at the World Championships in Schladming, becoming the youngest world champion ever. In 2017, the athlete picked up a silver medal in the giant slalom and a gold medal in the slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz. And she also won two gold medals and one silver medal at Winter Olympics.

ABFTTB - Full female power!

Mikaela stands for concentrated female power. Ever since she was a child, the ski racer has been writing "ABFTTB" on her skis and helmets. The abbreviation stands for "Always Be Faster Than The Boys". She keeps a close eye on men, such as Felix Neureuther, to learn from them and also likes to train with them whenever possible. On Jimmy Fallon's talk show, she also explains that she is particularly proud of the fact that there is no gender pay gap in skiing and that she therefore earns the same amount of money as her male colleagues for the same performance.

2. Mikaela Shiffrin, 607.200 Instagram-Follower: Mikaela Shiffrin ist der aufstrebende Stern der Wintersportszene. Die US-Amerikanerin ist mit ihren 23 Jahren schon jetzt zweimalige Olympiasiegerin und dreimalige Weltmeisterin. Die in der Öffentlichkeit eher ruhige und bodenständige Shiffrin ist schon jetzt Werbegesicht für Weltmarken wie Oakley, Bose, Longines oder Barilla. Die Zukunft des Skisports gehört ihr.

Record collector: Mikaela Shiffrin

  • 82 World Cup victories
  • 6 world championship titles
  • youngest Olympic champion (3 medals)
  • 1160 points in a slalom World Cup
  • victory in slalom with 3,07 seconds advantage
  • 4 consecutive world championship titles
  • most slalom wins (2018/19 season)
  • most World Cup wins (2018/19 season)

Mikaela Shiffrin's career

Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the best slalom racers in history. With 82 World Cup victories, no one can surpass her at the age of 27. She had her first successes as a ski racer at the age of 13, when she won both the slalom, the giant slalom and the combined in a junior competition "Whistler Cup" for children. For the first time outside her home country, she won at the age of 15 in the slalom and giant slalom of the Trofeo Topolino (today: FIS Children Cup), the most important international children's ski race.

"I like it when hard work pays off."
Mikaela Shiffrin

Life of the ski racer

Together with her older brother Taylor and her parents, Schiffrin grew up in Vail, Colorado. Her parents were also former ski racers, so it was not far-fetched that Schiffrin would follow in their footsteps. She began skiing at the early age of five. It quickly became apparent that she had great talent, which is why, as an advanced student, she could not be placed in a suitable age group by her coach at the time. Initially, Mikaela Shiffrin, together with her brother, who is also a ski racer, attended the Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont to gain general knowledge in skiing. Shortly after, she became the youngest slalom champion at the age of 18, quickly becoming the most sought-after athlete in skiing. Shiffrin has been in a steady relationship with a Norwegian skier named Aleksander Aamodt Kilde since the end of May 2021.

"Dream big, but don't be upset if it doesn't happen."
Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin in a nutshell

Sport:Ski racer
Discipline:Slalom, giant slalom, downhill,
Super-G, combination
Height:170 cm
Nationality:America
Birthday:March 13, 1995
Born in:Eagle-Vail, Colorado
Hometown:New Hampshire
Estimated net worth:US$3 million
Followers on Instagram:1 million
Partner:Aleksander Aamodt Kilde